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

  • 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
Name of Product:
Step Stool
Hazard:
The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 25, 2012
Units:
About 84,000
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.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

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.

Sold Exclusively At
The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-020
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