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Folding Step Stools Recalled

As 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 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 and click on the recall link.

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.