Step stools, bead toys, air pistols on recall list

By Robin Melen on September 11, 2013 12:01:00 am

SSBLOG_RECALLS_StoolLARGESTEP STOOLS About 2,800 painted cottage step stools sold exclusively at L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Bean’s catalog and online at from December 2012 through June 2013 for about $40. The step stools can slide or tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers. L.L.Bean has received six reports of incidents involving slips and falls, resulting in soreness and bruising.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact L.L.Bean for a full refund or a merchandise card. L.L.Bean will send consumers a prepaid label to return one leg of the stool. The rest of the stool can be discarded. L.L.Bean is contacting purchasers of the step stool directly. Call 800-555-9717 for more information. 

COSMO BEADS TOYS About 3,500 Cosmo Beads jumbo size colorful water balls and jumbo multipurpose colorful water balls toys sold at, and from June 2011 through August 2013 for between $2 and $20. The hard and colorful toy can be easily mistaken for candy by a child. When the bead is ingested, it expands and can cause intestinal obstructions inside a child’s body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys need surgery to be removed from the body. Similar toys have not shown up on x-rays. Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of one incident where an 8-month-old girl ingested a similar water-absorbing polymer ball that had to be surgically removed.
IF YOU OWN ONE Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Eco-Novelty for a refund. Call 231-222-4200 for more information.

AIR PISTOLS About 16,000 Crosman semi-automatic style air pistolssold at sporting goods stores, mass merchandisers and other stores nationwide from November 2012 through June 2013 for between $45 and $60. The air pistols can explode at high temperatures, propelling the pistol’s broken plastic pieces into the air, and posing a risk of serious eye and other injuries to users.
IF YOU OWN ONE Remove the CO2 cartridge and contact Crosman for instructions to return the air pistols to Crosman for a free replacement air gun or a full refund. Call 866-583-7340 for more information.


For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.


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Robin Melen

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