L.L. Bean recalls stools; reports of slips and falls

Six people suffered soreness, bruising after falling off the painted cottage step stools

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L.L. Bean recalled one of its stools after reports of six people being injured in slip and falls with them.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall affects L.L. Bean's painted cottage step stools.  The stools can slide or tip over.  So far, there are six reports of people suffering soreness and bruising in the slips and falls.

The painted wood cottage stools were sold in stores across the US and online between December 2012 and June 2013.  They retailed for $40 and came in black, coffee bean, light safe and red.

Consumers can also look for an item number on the underside of their stools to see if they're part of the recall.   The item number is 281655 and is printed on a sticker.

L.L. Bean asks that customers stop using the stools and contact them for a refund or a merchandise card.    The company will ask consumers to send one leg of the stool and will send a prepaid label to have it sent to them.   The remainder of the stool can be thrown away.

People can contact L.L. Bean Inc. at (800) 555-9717 or online at www.llbean.com

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