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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Folding Step Stools
Units: About 1.6 million in the United States and 64,000 in Canada
Importer: Kennedy International Inc., of Dayton, N.J.
Hazard: The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Kennedy International is aware of at least 15 reports of incidents involving step stools cracking or breaking, including three reports of injuries to consumers using the stools. Injuries included two reports of back injuries and one report of a fractured leg.
Description: This recall involves 9-inch and 13-inch Kennedy International folding step stools. The step stools are plastic and have a handle for carrying the stools when they are folded. The style number is 3575 for the 9-inch and 3576 for the 13-inch step stools. The style number is printed on a sticker on one of the legs of the stool. "Kennedy Home Collection" is also printed on a label on some of the stools. They were sold in the following colors: blue, green, gray, red, purple, pink, orange, turquoise, aqua, white, plum, orchid, emerald, sapphire, sangria, ocean, sage, fuchsia, lime and various color combinations.
Sold at: Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and other retailers nationwide fromJanuary 2010 through January 2012 for between $8 and $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled step stools and contact Kennedy International to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kennedy International toll-free at (855) 270-8301 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Fridayor visit the firm's website at www.kennedy-intl.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1586
Photos of this product are available atwww.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12171.html.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 270-8301
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983