WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–October 25, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Step Stool
Units: About 84,000
Importer: Tricam Industries Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn.
Hazard: The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Tricam has received five reports of the standing platform breaking, one of which included a report of scrapes and abrasions to a consumer.
Description: The recalled products are Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series step stools, model number HB3-PRO. The step stools have three plastic steps, a steel tubular frame and a plastic-molded tool holder. The model number is located on the underside of the middle step on a blue label. The label also states that the step stools are rated to support 225 lbs. Recalled step stools have a “J” stamped into the underside of the top step and/or the underside of the tool holder.
Sold Exclusively at: The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the recalled step stools and contact Tricam Industries for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Tricam Industries; toll-free (855) 336-0360, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or www.gorillaladders.net, then click on Recall for more information.
3-Step Pro Series step stool, model number HB3-PRO
“J” is stamped on the underside of the tool holder
“J” is stamped on the underside of the top step, left of the locking mechanism
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov