Manufacturer, Cramer LLC, has recalled its Task*It 1-UP folding step stools due to a fall hazard caused by the step stool cracking or breaking and thus collapsing. The step stool, manufactured in China, is plastic, has two inward folding legs for storage purposes and the top step on the step stool is covered with black rubber treading.



This recall will affect around 6,500 units that were sold from January 2012 through December 2012 for between $30 and $40 at office supply stores such as SP Richards, United Stationers, and Staples nationwide and online at To date 14 incidents of the step stools breaking or cracking have been reported, two of which resulted in the head, neck, and back injuries.
Defective products have the potential to cause serious personal injury. If you have questions about these stepstools or other consumer products, please contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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