Home Depot Step Stool Recall Issued Due to Fall Hazard
About 84,000 step stools sold at Home Depot stores have been recalled following multiple reports where the top step broke, posing a fall hazard for consumers.
The Tricam Easy Reach Step Stool recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on October 25, after the manufacturer received at least five reports of the platform at the top of the step stools breaking or collapsing during use.
At least one consumer suffered an injury after falling from the step stool, including scrapes and abrasions.
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The recall affects Easy Reach Step Stools, manufactured in China through Tricam Industries Inc. and marketed as part of the Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series.
Step stools affected by the recall have three plastic steps, a steel tubular frame, and a plastic-molded tool holder that are rated to support up to 225 pounds. The recalled model number is HB3-PRO and is located on the underside of the middle step on a blue label. The step stools also have a “J” into the underside of the top step and/or under the tool holder.
The step stools were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27 each.
This is the second major step stool recall this year following a market withdrawal in May by Kennedy International that affected 1.6 million folding step stools. The manufacturer received at least 15 reports of those step stools collapsing and cracking. Two consumers reported suffering back injuries and one received a fractured leg.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled Easy Reach step stools immediately and reach Tricam Industries in order to receive a full refund. Consumers can call Tricam Industries at (855) 336-0360 or visit the website www.gorillaladders.net and click on Recall for more information.
LizMay 4, 2015 at 10:42 pm
Step stools folding kind have had lots of recalls because if injuries
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