There have been reports of incidences involving the breaking and cracking of the step stools, including several reports of injuries. According to the CPSC release, “This recall involves 9-inch and 13-inch Kennedy International folding step stools. The step stools are plastic and have a handle for carrying the stools when they are folded. The style number is 3575 for the 9-inch and 3576 for the 13-inch step stools. The style number is printed on a sticker on one of the legs of the stool.”
Product failures like this can result in injuries for consumers and be extremely costly to manufacturers and distributors. When a part failure comes to light it is important that the root cause of the failure be quickly investigated and understood. One company that has extensive experience in this field is EMSL Analytical, Inc.
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