Barstools, countertop coating recalled due to potential injury risk

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — TJX is recalling more than 1,000 barstools due to a potential injury hazard.

According to the Consumer, Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), the wood joints on the barstool can break, which poses a fall hazard.

So far, the company has received four reports of the barstool breaking, including three reports involving minor injuries.

The barstools were sold at HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx stores nationwide from September 2017 through December 2017 for between $100 and $130.

The recalled barstools will have a tag number of: 081578, 081582, 081586, 081640, 081643, 081651, 081656, 081658, 081660, 527110, 527113 , 527118, 527121, 527126, 527128, 533088, 726376, 726377, 726380, 726386, 726387 or 726393.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barstools and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone with questions on the recall can contact the retail store that they purchased the barstool from:

  • HomeGoods: 800-888-0776 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online on the Customer Service page.
  • Marshalls: 888-627-7425 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online on the Customer Service page.
  • T.J. Maxx: 800-926-6299 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online on the Contact Us page.

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Rust-Oleum is recalling approximately 1,800 cans of countertop coating because it contains an excessive amount of lead.

According to the CPSC, the countertop coating contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects in children. So far, no injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the company’s one-quart containers of Rust-Oleum black satin countertop coating with the product number 263209 and batch code P7612D.

The countertop coating was sold at Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com, Homedepot.com and Walmart.com from June 2017 through February 2018 for about $20.

Anyone with questions on the recall can contact Rust-Oleum at 800-908-4050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at rustoleumcountertoprecall@rustoleum.com or online on the company’s Recalls page.

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Ford also recalled more than 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the seat belts can spark and cause fires.

The recall, which covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years, comes about one month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating fires in the pickups, which are the top-selling vehicles in the United States.

MORE: Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks; seat belts can cause fires

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