Tricam Industries Recalls “Easy Reach Step Stools” Due to Fall Hazard

by Monty Yolles on November 13, 2012

Tricam Recalls Step Stools

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced the voluntary recall of Trican Industries’ Easy Reach Step Stool, sold excusively at The Home Depot between April 2012 and August 2012. The product name is “Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series” and carries a product model number of HB3-PRO.

 The commission advised consumers to stop using the stools immediately unless otherwise instructed, and not to attempt to resell them. Consumers may contact Tricam Industries for a full refund.

About 84,000 of these step stools were imported from China and distributed by Tricam Industries of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  The problem leading to the recall is that the top step of the stool can break, which is where many consumers stand when using the stool.  The weakness in the top step poses a serious fall hazard.

Tricam admitted they have received five reports of the top step/standing platform collapsing.  Tricam is cooperating with the Product Safety Commission to recall the defective stools. 

The defective 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.

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