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Recall of the Week: Tricam Industries Easy Reach step stools due to fall hazard

Tricam Industries Inc. is recalling about 84,000 Easy Reach step stools.

Step StoolThe top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

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 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.

Manufactured in China, the step stools were sold only 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 refund, the company and commission advise.

To contact the company, call Tricam Industries at 855-336-0360, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to www.gorillaladders.net, then click on Recall for more information.

For more information on recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2012, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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