L.L. Bean Stools Pose Slip and Fall Hazard
Slip and fall injuries can impact your entire life, keeping you from working, enjoying your hobbies, and even from doing household chores.
Many clients I see are distraught due to the fact that their slip and fall injury came through no fault of their own, but instead from the negligence of another person or manufacturer.
In recent news, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reporting a recall on L.L. Bean step stools due to the fall hazard they present.
The “painted cottage step stool” can slide or tip over easily, posing a serious fall hazard to consumers. It is not commonly known that a high number of deaths from falls result from falls from heights of 4 feet or less.Other very serious injuries, including broken bones and paralysis, have also resulted from falls from heights similar to these stools. The stool measures about twelve inches tall by twelve inches wide. They were sold in five colors: black, coffee bean, ivory, light sage, and red. The item number for the L.L. Bean stool is 281655, printed on a sticker on the underside of the stool.
L.L. Bean has reportedly received six reports of slip and fall incidents already, so far without reported serious injury.
If you have one of these stools and haven’t stopped using it already, please do so right away. Contact L.L. Bean for a full refund or a merchandise card. L.L. Bean has said they will send you a prepaid label to return one leg of the stool. The company asks that you discard the rest of the stool.
The step stools were sold in L.L. Bean stores across the country and online.
If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, involving a L.L. Bean painted cottage step stool or other product or condition, contact an experienced slip and fall injury attorney at Heiting & Irwin right away for help.
(Photo credit: CPSC)