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WERNER RECALLS ALUMINUM LADDERS DUE TO FALL HAZARD

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Recall Date: June 20, 2018

Name of Product: Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladders

Hazard: The ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy: Refund

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 customercare@wernerladder.com or online at www.wernerco.com and click on “News & Recalls” located at the top of the page.

Recall Details

Units: About 78,000

Description: This recall involves five models of aluminum telescoping 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.

 

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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.

Sold at: Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April 2018 through May 2018 for between $180 and $275.  

Manufacturer:  Werner Co, of Greenville, Pa.

Manufactured in: China

Fast Track LogoThis recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

 

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