Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on February 20, 2013 12:01:00 am

Recalls-blog-artFOLDING STEP STOOLS About 6,500 Task*It 1-UP folding step stools by Cramer 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. The folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. 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.
IF YOU OWN ONE For information about a free replacement step stool, call 800-366-6700 or go to www.cramerinc.com and click on the recall link.

GATOR UTILITY VEHICLES About 4,700 John Deere Gator utility vehicles sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013 for between $12,900 and $15,500. The oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. Pinholes or cracks have been identified in oil filters installed by the engine supplier which were not manufactured to specification. John Deere has received four reports of incidents resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly. Call Deere and Company at 800-537-8233 or go to www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for more information.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

 

 

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Robin Melen

Robin Melen

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