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Easy Reach Step Stools Sold exclusively at The Home Depot recalled by Tricam Industries Due to Fall Hazard

Posted By News Staff On Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 3:00 am In News | No Comments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – 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. Easy Reach Step Stools recalled because the top step/standing platform can break.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

3-Step Pro Series step stool, model number HB3-PRO, recalled due to fall hazzard. [1]

3-Step Pro Series step stool, model number HB3-PRO, recalled due to fall hazzard.

Product Information

Name of Product: Step Stool

Units: About 84,000

Importer: Tricam Industries Inc., of Eden Prairie, MN.

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 $27.00.

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, 8:00am to 5:00pm CT Monday through Friday, or www.gorillaladders.net [2], then click on Recall for more information.

"J" is stamped on the underside of the tool holder [3]

“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 [4]

“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

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov [6]. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. [7]


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