|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 719-4442
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Molenaar Recalls Folding Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Folding Step Stool
Units: About 3,700
Importer: Molenaar LLC, of Willmar, Minn.
Hazard: The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported were reported.
Description: This recall involves 13-inch high folding step stools. The step stool is plastic and has a handle for carrying the stool when it is folded. The stools have a single step and come in beige with a brown top. The stools, which were used as promotional products, have various company logos imprinted on the side panel beneath the top of the stool.
Sold at: The recalled stools were distributed free by various companies as promotional products between March 2012 and May 2012.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to the business printed on the step stool to receive a different promotional item. Businesses who purchased the product from Molenaar should return them for a refund or credit. Consumers or businesses can contact Molenaar LLC for more information.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Molenaar at (877) 719-4442 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.miline.com where a link to this recall will be posted.
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
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