L.L.Bean Recalls Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

Recall Summary

L.L.Bean painted cottage step stoolName of product:

Painted cottage step stools


The step stools can slide or tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

L.L.Bean Inc. at (800) 555-9717 anytime, or online at and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.

Recall Details


About 2,800


This recall involves L.L.Bean painted wood cottage step stools. They measure about 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide by 13 inches deep and have a slot on the top surface and hard plastic caps on the bottom of all four legs.  They were sold in the following colors: black, coffee bean, ivory, light sage and red.  Item number 281655 is printed on a sticker on the underside of the stool.  


L.L.Bean has received six reports of incidents involving slips and falls, resulting in soreness and bruising.


Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and 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.

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.  


L.L.Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine

Manufactured in


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