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Product recalls: Step stools
The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: "Stafford" step stools distributed by Ballard Designs Inc. of Atlanta and sold at Ballard Design stores in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, through Ballard Designs catalogs, on www.ballarddesigns.com and www.hsn.com from July 2009 through May 2011.
WHY: Plastic tabs on the feet of the step stools can cause the stools to be unstable, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Six reports that the stools were not stable, including two reports of falls resulting in minor injuries.
HOW MANY: About 2,500.
FOR MORE: For more information, contact Ballard Designs toll-free at 888-606-2627 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday or visit the firm's website at www.ballarddesigns.com.