October 25, 2012

Tricam Industries Recalls Easy Reach Step Stools

Name of Product: Step Stool

Units: About 84,000

Importer: Tricam Industries Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Hazard: The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

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.

Sold Exclusively at: The Home Depot from April 2012 through August 2012 for about $27.

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

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.