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CPSC, Louisville Ladder Inc. Announce Recall of Industrial Ladders

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Recall Date:
November 23, 2005

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2005
Release #06-038
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 660-4356


 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Multi-Purpose, Step-to-Straight, Combination, Manhole and Extension Trestle Ladders

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Louisville Ladder Inc., of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: The rung on the ladders could break near the side rail causing the user to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Louisville Ladder has received two reports of rungs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled ladders are Type 1A industrial ladders with fiberglass rails and round aluminum rungs, and include the 14 model numbers listed on the chart with manufacture dates and date codes from November 2004 through March 2005. The model number and the manufacture date code for all models except the FA1012 and FA1016 model ladder are located on the model number/notice label on the side rail of the ladders. The date code for the model FA1012 and FA1016 ladder is located on the metal wrap-around adjacent to the hinges.

Model No.TypeModel No.Type
FA1012
FA1016
FC1006
FC1007
FC1008
FC1008-000043
FE8406
FE8408
FE8408-E16
FE8410
FE8410-E16
FE8412
FE8412-E16
FE8414
Multi-Purpose Ladder
Multi-Purpose Ladder
Step-to-Straight Ladder
Step-to-Straight Ladder
Step-to-Straight Ladder
Step-to-Straight Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
FE8414-E16
FE8414-E16E36
FE8416
FE8416-E16
FE8418
FE8418-E16
FE8420
FE8420-E16
FX1008
FX1010
FX1012
L-3091-13
L-3091-15
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Manhole Ladder
Extension Trestle Ladder
Extension Trestle Ladder
Extension Trestle Ladder
Ultimate Articulated Ladder
Ultimate Articulated Ladder

 

Sold at: Industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from November 2004 through June 2005 for between $75 and $235.

Manufactured In: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the ladder immediately and contact Louisville Ladder for instructions on receiving a free inspection and replacement ladder if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Louisville Ladder at (800) 660-4356 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.louisvilleladder.com

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