1 Child Death from Defective Caddies
The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), in cooperation with Midwest Folding Products, has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to risk of injury and death to users of the product.
About the Stage & Riser Caddy Recall
The problem with the caddy is that its latches do not close automatically to secure the stages and risers when stored. Stages and risers that are not secured completely can fall off caddies and onto consumers. One child, a 3-year-old girl, died in May 2011 in South Carolina from severe head trauma after a part of a portable stage fell out of the caddy and onto her.
The CPSC and Midwest Folding urge caddy owners and consumers to stop using the recalled stage and riser caddies immediately. Caddy owners should contact Midwest Folding Products to receive a free repair kit with new brackets that will allow latches to automatically return to the closed position on the caddies. This comes with new white warning and instruction labels.
Description of the Recalled Folding Products
- The caddies are brown, gray or black metal and measure 44 inches long by 30 inches wide by 60 inches high.
- They hold six 96-inch long or eight 48 to 72-inch long stage or riser platforms.
- Yellow caution and instruction labels are located on the caddy’s frame.
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