WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Walmart-Recalls-Tripod-Stools
Name of Product: Tripod stools
Hazard: The plastic collar that connects the three legs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stools and return them to Walmart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Walmart at 800-925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.walmartstores.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Units: About 2,600
Description: This recall involves Mahco Inc. tripod stools with three steel legs and a REALTREE logo pattern camouflage polyester fabric seat. The steel legs have plastic caps on both ends and a round plastic hub that connects the three legs. The stools measure about 17 inches high by 13 inches wide. There is a black polyester carry strap attached to the bottom of the stool seat. Mahco Inc. is printed on an orange and black hang tag attached to the stools.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from June 2016 through August 2016 for about $6.
Manufacturer: Walmart, of Bentonville, Ark.
Distributor: Mahco Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission