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Cramer Recalls Folding Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard

  • 1UP Step folding step stool with product packaging
  • Step stool with assembled legs
  • Step stool with legs folded
Name of Product:
Task*It 1-UP folding step stool
Hazard:
The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 14, 2013
Units:
About 6,500
Consumer Contact

Cramer LLC at (800) 366-6700 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.cramerinc.com and click on the recall link.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall includes grey Task*It 1-UP folding step stools. The stools are plastic and have a 9.5 x 14.5 top step and feature two 11.5 inch legs that fold inward for storage. The top of the folding step stool is covered with black rubber treading imprinted with an asterisk symbol. "1-UP step" is printed on the product packaging. The Task*It name is imprinted on the legs.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the folding step stool and contact Cramer LLC for a free replacement step stool.

Incidents/Injuries:

Cramer has received 14 reports of the step stools breaking or cracking. Of the 14 reports, two reported injuries including head, neck and back pain.

Sold At

Office supply stores such as SP Richards, United Stationers and Staples nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-121
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