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The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Easy-Fold and Easy-Store Step Stools
Units: About 13,000
Distributor: Kikkerland Design Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The step stools can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of the stools cracking or breaking, resulting in four reports of injuries including ankle sprains and contusions.
Description: This recall involves Kikkerland Easy-Fold and Easy-Store step stools. The tops of the foldable step stools have white polka dots and were sold as a set of two, including 9-inch and 15-inch stools. The grey 9-inch stool has a sticker with model number ZZ09-GR on the front, and the brown 15-inch stool has a sticker with model number ZZ08-BR on the front. Only stools sold by QVC are included in this recall.
Sold exclusively by: QVC televised shopping programs and toll-free number, at www.qvc.com and at QVC retail stores in Minnesota and Pennsylvania from May 2009 through November 2009 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled step stools. If the step stools were purchased at a QVC store, consumers should return the product to any QVC store to receive a full refund. Consumers who purchased the step stools through a QVC television program or qvc.com were mailed instructions on how to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact QVC at 800.367.9444 between 7 AM and 1 AM ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.qvc.com.
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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.