Consumer Affairs reports that a set of step stools sold by QVC are being recalled for the potential danger that they pose to the people who use them. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 13,000 step stools are being recalled.
Apparently, nine instances of the step stools cracking or breaking while a person was standing on top of it have been reported. Out of those nine cases, four of them resulted in the person being injured with either a sprained ankle or some contusions. None of the injured consumers have hired a PA personal injury attorney or filed a product liability lawsuit.
The QVC product, Kikkerland Easy-Fold and Easy-Store step stools, are sold in a set: one step stool at 9 inches the other at 15 inches tall. To identify the recalled step stools, their tops have white polka dots on them. The smaller of the two stools has the model number ZZ09-GR on it. The 15-inch step stool has the model number ZZ08-BR.