Tricam Industries in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall of their Easy Reach Step Stools. 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Tricam has received five reports of the standing platform breaking, one of which included a report of scrapes and abrasions to a consumer. The recalled stool was sold exclusively The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.
If you believe that you may have purchased on of these step stools please 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.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13012.html
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