Recall: Midwest Folding Products Recall to Repair Optional Guard Rails on Standing Choral Risers

May 11, 2005
Alert #05-571

CPSC, Midwest Folding Products Announce Recall to Repair Optional Guard Rails on Standing Choral Risers

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Optional Guard Rails sold on Standing Choral Risers

Units: About 7,000 guard rails.

Manufacturer: Midwest Folding Products Inc., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: Choral risers equipped with an optional guard rail can tip over under certain loading conditions, which poses a risk of injury from falling from the risers.

Incidents/Injuries: Midwest Folding Products is aware of two incidents where a set of guard rail equipped risers tipped over. One incident caused a minor injury to one child.

Description: The product is a guard rail that attaches to the top level of a standing choral riser set with three tiered levels of horizontal platforms on which individuals stand. The recall includes Optional Guard Rails (model numbers GRU30, 36 and 48) installed on Standing Choral Risers (model numbers TRP3C and SRP3C). Risers without guard rails are not included in this recall.

Sold by: Distributors and by direct sale nationwide from 1986 through November 2004.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Owners of the choral riser sets with optional guard rails have been contacted directly by the Midwest Folding Products, Inc. and provided with information about how to obtain a free repair kit. If an owner of a choral riser set with optional guard rail has not already been contacted by Midwest Folding Products, the owner should stop using the risers immediately and contact Midwest Folding Products at the number listed below.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Midwest Folding Products at (800) 621-4716 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or contact through Web site at

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