WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/26/12) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Tricam Industries has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
An estimated 84,000 Tricam Industries Step Stool products have been recalled due to the top step/standing platform having a danger of breaking, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The CPSC has stated that they have, at this time, received five reports of the standing platform breaking. One instance led to a report of minor injuries to the consumer.
This product is titled “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.
This product was sold exclusively at Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for around $27.00.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Information provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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