Molenaar Recalls Folding Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard

Jul 12, 2012, 12:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Folding Step Stool

Units: About 3,700

Importer:  Molenaar LLC, of Willmar, Minn.

Hazard: The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported were reported. 

Description:  This recall involves 13-inch high folding step stools. The step stool is plastic and has a handle for carrying the stool when it is folded.  The stools have a single step and come in beige with a brown top.  The stools, which were used as promotional products, have various company logos imprinted on the side panel beneath the top of the stool.  

Sold at: The recalled stools were distributed free by various companies as promotional products between March 2012 and May 2012. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to the business printed on the step stool to receive a different promotional item. Businesses who purchased the product from Molenaar should return them for a refund or credit. Consumers or businesses can contact Molenaar LLC for more information.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Molenaar at (877) 719-4442 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.miline.com where a link to this recall will be posted.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12224.html?tab=recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 719-4442
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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