San Diego product liability attorneys, we are well aware of the dangers posed by defective products. However,
in many cases, recalls and safety alerts don’t reach the consumers
that need them the most. With this in mind, we would like to share this
week’s recall alert, which involves folding step stools.
Cramer LLC recently announced that it will recall approximately 6,500 of
its Task*It 1-UP folding step stool. According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the
user. To date, Cramer has received 14 reports of the step stools breaking
or cracking. Two resulted in injuries including head, neck and back pain.
The defective stools are plastic and have a 9.5 x 14.5 top step and feature
two 11.5 inch legs that fold inward for storage. The top of the folding
step stool is covered with black rubber treading imprinted with an asterisk
symbol. “1-UP step” is printed on the product packaging. The
Task*It name is imprinted on the legs. They were sold at office supply
stores such as SP Richards, United Stationers and Staples nationwide and
online at Amazon.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for between
$30 and $40.
To receive a free replacement product, consumers should contact Cramer
LLC at (800) 366-6700 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
or visit the firm’s website at www.cramerinc.com and click on the
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous or
defective product, don’t hesitate to
contact aSan Diego product liability attorney
at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.