About 6,500 Task*It 1-UP folding step stools, were voluntarily recalled by Cramer LLC, of Kansas City, Mo., in cooperation with the CPSC.
Manufactured in: China
Hazard: The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the folding step stool and contact Cramer LLC for a free replacement step stool.
Sold 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.
Consumer 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 www.cramerinc.com and click on the recall link.