Around 84,000 Easy Reach Step Stools have been recalled by Tricam Industries due to fall hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. So far, Tricam has received five reports of the standing platform breaking, one of which included a report of scrapes and abrasions to a consumer.
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.
Where it was sold: The step stools were sold exclusively at The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled step stools and contact Tricam Industries for a full refund. For more information, 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.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.