Wal-Mart Recalls Home Trends Footstools for Collapse Hazard

Wal-Mart is recalling 165,000 Home Trends Wood Footstools due to improper construction. The stool could break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

There have been nine reports of the footstools breaking, while there have been seven reports of injuries, including a broken toe, neck and shoulder soreness, cuts, bruises, swelling, a slight concussion, and whiplash.

The footstool is a natural-colored wood footstool. The recalled footstool can be identified by a white sticker underneath the step that contains the UPC number 87065900001.

The stools were sold at Wal-Mart stores exclusively nationwide, from December 2005 through September 2006 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Call Wal-Mart toll free at (800) 925-6278 between 7AM and 9PM CT, Monday through Friday, or visit www.walmartstores.com for more information.

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