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Recall: Portable Stage and Riser Caddies


On 2012-08-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portable Stage and Riser Caddies due to a potential impact injury and death hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1989 for about $1200.

About 5,000 units are involved in this Midwest Folding Products caddy recall. Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Risers & Stages category in 2012.

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Portable Stage and Riser Caddies
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 621-4716

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What is the problem?

The caddy's latches do not automatically close to secure the stages and risers when stored. Unsecured stages and risers can fall off the caddies and onto consumers, posing a risk of injury and death to consumers.

Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Midwest Folding Products' caddies used to store collapsible stages and risers when they are not being used. The caddies are brown, gray or black metal and measure 44 inches long by 30 inches wide by 60 inches high. They hold six 96-inch long or eight 48 to 72-inch long stage or riser platforms.

Yellow caution and instruction labels are located on the caddy's frame.

Information on where these items sold new+: The recalled caddies were sold by Midwest Folding Products' dealers to churches, schools, performing arts centers and various other organizations nationwide and online at from January 1989 through March 2012 for about $1,200.

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:

Caddy owners and consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stage and riser caddies. Caddy owners should contact Midwest Folding Products to receive a free repair kit with new brackets that will allow latches to automatically return to the closed position on the caddies and new white warning and instruction labels. Midwest Folding Products is directly contacting known purchasers of the caddies.

For more information, contact Midwest Folding Products at (800)621-4716 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

A 3-year-old girl died in May 2011 in Greenville, S.C., from severe head trauma when a portion of a portable stage fell out of the caddy and onto her at a church.

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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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