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Recent recalls include Martha Stewart enamel cast-iron casseroles, Target step stools, Office Depot desk chairs, and a children’s Scoot ‘n Zoom riding toy.

  • The Martha Stewart enamel cast-iron casseroles were sold at Macy’s between June 2007 and June 2011.  According to Consumer Reports, the enamel coating “can crack or break during use, fly off, and possibly cut or burn” the user.  Owners may bring the casserole to Macy’s for a refund or visit Macy’s.com for more information.
  • Target has recalled its wooden step stools with built-in storage.  The stools can break or collapse during use.  The company has received almost thirty reports of stools breaking–some involving injuries as severe as a fractured hip and pelvis.  If you own one of these step stools, contact Target at 800-440-0680 or visit Target.com for further details.
  • Office Depot has recalled 34,000 Realspace PRO 300 Series Custom Fit desk chairs.  Te chairs were sold at Office Depot from May 2009 through June 2011.  The user’s finger can get caught in the chair’s tilt mechanism.  Office Depot is offering a free repair kit that covers the tilt mechanism. Call the company’s recall hotline at 855-259-5093 for details.
  • Radio Flyer has recalled 165,000 of its children’s Scoot ‘n Zoo riding toys.  The toys can tip over, causing the child to fall off.  The company has received six reports of injuries, including lost teeth and cuts.  The toys were sold from August 2010 to August 2011.  Call Radio Flyer at 800-621-7613 or go to radioflyer.com for more information.

 

 

 

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