August 1, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a press release today announcing that Midwest Folding Products of Chicago, Ill., is now recalling approximately 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to a design flaw that poses a risk of serious injury or death to consumers. According to the CPSC, the caddy’s latches do not automatically close to secure the stages and risers when stored, which results in the products’ ability to fall off and onto consumers. Sadly, a three-year-old girl died in May 2011 when a portion of a portable stage fell out of the caddy and onto her.
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What’s the problem?
This recall affects Midwest Folding Products caddies that are used to store collapsable stages and risers when they are not being used. The products are brown, gray or black metal, and measure 44 in. long by 30 in. wide by 60 in. high. They are designed to 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 frame of the caddy.
The caddies affected by this recall were sold at Midwest Folding Products’ dealers and via Internet sales to churches, schools, performing art centers, and a number of institutions around the country between January 1989 and March 2012 for about $1,200.
The CPSC is advising consumers who have purchased Midwest Folding Products caddies included in this recall to stop using them immediately and contact the company to receive a free repair kit with new brackets and warning labels.
Do I Have a Midwest Folding Products Stage & Riser Caddy Recall Lawsuit?
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