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

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: October 25, 2012
Recall number: 13-020
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    Picture of recalled 3-Step Pro Series step stool, model number HB3-PRO

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    "J" is stamped on the underside of the tool holder

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

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Step Stool

Hazard:

The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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.

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Recall Details

Units

About 84,000

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.

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.

Remedy

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled step stools and contact Tricam Industries for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.

Importer

Tricam Industries Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Manufactured in

China

  • Picture of recalled 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 top step, left of the locking mechanism