Name of product: Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladders
Recall date: June 20, 2018
Recall number: 18-179
Units: About 78,000
Hazard: The aluminum ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Description: This recall involves five models of telescoping aluminum ladders that can be used in five different positions (twin step ladder, stairway step ladder, extension ladder, wall ladder and as two scaffold bases). The date code is stamped on the inside of the outer leg of the ladder, beneath the bottom step. The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail. The recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 lbs. See the full recall for additional details and specific model numbers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in one injury to the left side and elbow of the consumer.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the store of purchase to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Werner toll-free at 888-523-3370 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.wernerco.com and click on “News, Events & Recalls” located at the top of the page.
Sold at: Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April 2018 through May 2018 for between $180 and $275.
Importers(s): Werner Co, of Greenville, Pennsylvania
Manufactured in: China
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