If You Bought This at HomeGoods, Stop Using It Immediately

A product from the popular home store could be putting your safety at risk, authorities say.

If spending so much time at home during the pandemic has got you rethinking some of your home décor choices, you're not alone. However, if you've recently refreshed your space with a particular product from HomeGoods, you could be putting your safety at risk. Read on to discover which item from the popular home décor store experts are recommending buyers stop using immediately.

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Some stools sold at HomeGoods are being recalled.

gray stool with wooden legs and metal rivets
Courtesy of TJX Companies

On Aug. 18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that TJX, the parent company of HomeGoods and Homesense stores, had recalled approximately 4,300 swivel counter stools sold at the two chains, as well as HomeGoods/T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods/Marshalls stores.

The affected stools, which have wooden legs and rivet trim around the seat, came in gray faux leather as well as light gray, dark gray, and blue and cream herringbone fabrics.

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The stools present a safety risk to users.

person holding broken chair legs
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The stools were recalled after it was discovered that they are susceptible to breaking or collapsing, thus putting those who sit on them at risk for injury.

The recalled stools were sold between Jan. 2021 and May 2021 for approximately $130. They can be identified by the numbers 61057, 61063, 61064, 62332, 65129, 65130, 66413, or 66414 on the hanging product tag.

Parent company TJX has received multiple reports of injuries.

older woman who fell in front of sofa at home
Shutterstock/Koto Amatsukami

At the time the recall was announced, TJX had received 20 reports of the stools breaking, causing those using them to fall. Among those who did, 17 had minor injuries of an unspecified nature.

If you have the stools at home, stop using them.

HomeGoods Storefront
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If you purchased the recalled stools, stop using them immediately, the CPSC notice says. The stools can be returned to a HomeGoods or Homesense store for a full refund or a gift card.

If you have questions related to the recall, you can call HomeGoods at 800-888-0776 or Homesense at 855-660-4663 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can also visit either the HomeGoods or Homesense websites and click the Customer Service link for additional help.

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Sarah Crow
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