Recall: Task*It 1-UP Folding Step Stool
On 2013-02-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Task*It 1-UP Folding Step Stool due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $30 to $40.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Cramer step stool recall. Instance(s) of 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 Step Stools & Footstools category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 366-6700
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What is the problem?
The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes grey Task*It 1-UP folding step stools. The 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.
These items were sold new+ 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.
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 folding step stool and contact Cramer LLC for a free replacement step stool.
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 recall link.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cramer has received 14 reports of the step stools breaking or cracking. Of the 14 reports, two reported injuries including head, neck and back pain.
+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 CPSC.gov.
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