Stage and Riser Caddies Recalled Due to Risk of Injury or Death
Midwest Folding Products is recalling approximately 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to risk of injury and death to consumers. The caddy's latches do not automatically close to secure the stages and risers when stored. Unsecured stages and risers can fall off the caddies and onto consumers.
One fatal accident involving the recalled stage and riser caddies has been reported. A 3-year-old girl died in May 2011 in Greenville, South Carolina from severe head trauma when a portion of a portable stage fell from the caddy and onto her at a church.
This recall involves Midwest Folding Products' caddies used to store collapsible stages and risers when they are not being used. 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.
The recalled caddies were sold by Midwest Folding Products' dealers to churches, schools, performing arts centers and various other organizations nationwide and online from January 1989 through March 2012. Midwest Folding Products is directly contacting known purchasers of the caddies.
Consumers should 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 and new white warning and instruction labels.
For more information, contact Midwest Folding Products 800-621-4716.