1.6 million folding step stools recalled

May 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 1.6 million folding step stools that can break or collapse unexpectedly.

The folding stools were imported from China by Kennedy International Inc., of Dayton, N.J. They were sold nationwide from January 2010 through January 2012 for about $10.

The recalled step stools are 9-inch and 13-inch folding stools made of plastic. In a folded position, they have a handle for carrying. The were sold in a variety of colors with style number 3575 for the 9-inch stool and 3576 for the 13-inch stool.

Consumers were advised to stop using the stools and contact Kennedy International at 855-270-8301 for information concerning a full refund.

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