Wing Enterprises Recalls Switch-it Stepladder/Stepstools Due to Fall Hazard; Sold exclusively at Home Depot

When the aluminum ladder is extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails. Falls reported.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 11, 2012
Recall number: 13-063
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  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 2-foot stepstool configuration

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    Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 2-foot stepstool configuration

  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 6-foot stepladder configuration

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    Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 6-foot stepladder configuration

  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the staircase-ready stepladder configuration

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    Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the staircase-ready stepladder configuration

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Stepladder and Stepstool Combination

Hazard:

When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall.

Consumer Contact:

Wing Enterprises Inc.; toll-free at (855) 595-3378, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.littlegiantladders.com/switch-it-recall, for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 20,000

Description

The recalled products are Switch-it Type 1A Stepladder/Stepstools rated at 300 pounds. The Switch-it is an aluminum ladder that can be extended from a 2-foot stepstool to a 6-foot stepladder. It has flared C-channel outer rails that fit over inner rails. The outer rails have orange rocker-type locks on each side to hold the outer rails to the inner rails. The words “Switch-it by Little Giant” appear on the front of the top platform. Recalled Switch-it stepladder/stepstools have the following date stamps: 10622S, 10623S, 10624S, 10721S and 10722S. The date stamp is located immediately below the orange locks on the outer rails. Part Number “15124” is on the black and orange notice label attached to the back of the outer rails.

Incidents/Injuries

Wing Enterprises has received nine reports of the ladder becoming unstable causing the user to fall and sustain injuries ranging from scrapes and contusions to a fractured collar bone.

Remedy

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled stepladder/stepstools and contact Wing Enterprises for a free replacement of the front outer section.

Sold exclusively at

The Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August 2012 to October 2012 for about $88.

Importer

Wing Enterprises Inc., of Springville, Utah

Manufacturer

Suzhou Zhongchuang Aluminum Products Co. Ltd.

Manufactured in

China

  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 2-foot stepstool configuration

  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the 6-foot stepladder configuration

  • Switch-it stepstool /stepladder in the staircase-ready stepladder configuration