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Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard

Recalled Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladder-Model MT-IAA-13A
Recalled Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladder-Model MT-IAA-13A

Recalled Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladder-Model MT-IAA-13A

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
Recall Date:
June 20, 2018
Units:
About 78,000
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, Events & Recalls” located at the top of the page.

Recall Details

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.

 

Model Number Date Codes Ladder Size
MT-IAA-13A 121744XX or 011844XX 13 feet
MT-IAA-17A 17 feet
MT-IAA-22A 22 feet
MT-IAA-26 26 feet
MT-IAA-26A 26 feet

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the store of purchase to receive a full refund.

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.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Werner Co, of Greenville, Pa.

Recall number:
18-179
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This 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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