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Defective Wal-Mart Footstools Recalled

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Wal-Mart, in cooperation with the CPSC, is voluntarily recalling 165,000 footstools sold exclusively at their stores between December 2005 and September 2006. The footstools pose a collapse hazard, and Wal-Mart has received reports of seven injuries associated with nine breaking stools.

Name of Product: Home Trends Wood Footstools
Description: The footstool is a natural-colored wood footstool. The standing surface is 11 1/2-inches by 11 1/2-inches with a 4-inch-long oval opening in the center. The stool is 11 1/2-inches tall. The recalled footstool can be identified by a white sticker underneath the step that contains the UPC number 87065900001.

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