Task It 1-Up Folding Step Stool Recall Issued After Fall Injuries

About 6,500 plastic step stools have been recalled due to a risk that they may crack and break, posing a potential fall and injury hazard for consumers. 

A Task*It 1-UP folding step stool recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 14, after the manufacturer, Cramer LLC, received at least 14 reports of the stools breaking and cracking, including at least 2 reports of consumers injuring their back, neck, and head.

The recalled step stools have a 9.5 x 14.5 top step covered with a black rubber treading and have two 11.5 inch legs that can be folded inward for storage. The stools have “1-UP step” printed on the products packaging and have “Task*It” printed on the legs.

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The recalled step stools were manufactured in China by Cramer LLC, of Kansas City, Missouri and sold at office supply stores such as Staples, United Stationers, and SP Richards nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for between $30 and $40.

In December, Home Depot recalled 20,000 extendable stepstool ladders after receiving multiple reports that the inner and side walls may collapse suddenly, causing at least 9 reported injuries. Those step stool ladders were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores and on homedepot.com from August 2012 to October 2012 for about $88.

The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the step stools and contact Cramer LLC at (800) 366-6700 or visit their website at www.cramerinc.com to receive a free replacement step stool.


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