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Recall: Folding Step Stool


On 2012-07-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Folding Step Stool due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2012.

About 4,000 units are involved in this Molenaar step stool recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Step Stools & Footstools category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (877) 719-4442

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What is the problem?

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

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

Note: Similar stools were previously recalled by a different company.

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

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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 where a link to this recall will be posted.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

No incidents or injuries reported were reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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