Target Recalls More Step Stools

The CPSC announced a recall of almost 341,000 step stools with storage areas sold at Target. This recall follows an earlier recall in which 206,000 stools were recalled. The stools apparently can break apart and collapse under the weight of users. Target has received 27 reports of stools breaking.

There will not be a lot of lawsuits from this because few people will be injured. But people who are seriously injured will have strong claims because this is a clear product defect: you ought to be able to make a stool that can withstand weight. I can’t even imagine Target running from that.