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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. 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.

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13020.html

Picture of recalled 3-Step Pro Series step stool, model number HB3-PRO

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 tool holder

"J" is stamped on the underside of the top step, left of the locking mechanism

“J” is stamped on the underside of the top step, left of the locking mechanism

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