Recall Alert: Storage Stools & Lapel Pins

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: Storage Stools & Lapel Pins

August 10, 2011 Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Step stools that may not support your weight, no matter your size... and lapel pins on teddy bears that could contain extreme levels of lead. That's in this week's recall alert.

Target is taking back 206,000 step stools offering storage after receiving 26 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing.

Fourteen of those incidents involved young children.

It's recalling 3 kinds of stools -- First, a wooden stool with two steps, which comes in many colors.

Then, the Circo Step Stool, which has a lid on the bottom step that lifts for storage space, and finally, the "Do Your Room" stool has a lid on its top step for the same purpose.

These products were sold in Targets across the U.S. from January 2007 through October 2010, for about $25 or $30 dollars a piece.

If you have such a stool, bring it to the nearest Target for a full refund.

For more info, call the store at 1-800-440-0680 or visit their website, www.target.com.

Meanwhile, the Build a Bear Workshop announces its recalling its "Love, Hugs, Peace lapel pins" sold between July 2009 and October 2010 in stores and online.

It's because surface paints on the pin contain excessive levels of lead, and this is not allowed under federal law.

About 27,000 pins were sold in the United States.

The pin is about an inch and a half wide and tall, and features graphics of a heart, bear head, and peace sign all in front of a globe.

If you bring the lapel to a Build a Bear Workshop store, you'll receive a $5 store coupon.

For more information, call the workshop at 1-866-236-5683 or visit their website, www.buildabear.com.

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