The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series Step Stools imported by Tricam Industries Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn.; sold exclusively at Home Depot from April through August 2012. The step stools have three plastic steps, a steel tubular frame and a plastic-molded tool holder. The model number is located on the underside of the middle step on a blue label. The label also states that the step stools are rated to support 225 pounds. The step stools have a "J'' stamped into the underside of the top step and/or the underside of the tool holder. They were manufactured in China.
WHY: The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Tricam has received five reports of the standing platform breaking, one of which included a report of scrapes and abrasions to a consumer.
HOW MANY: About 84,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Tricam Industries 855-336-0360 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's www.gorillaladders.net .