Werner, the company manufacturing aluminum ladders, has recalled 78,000 multi-purpose telescoping ladders, stating the ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.
This recall involves five models of aluminum telescoping ladders that can be used in five different positions (twin stepladder, stairway stepladder, 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.
The company advises that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the store of purchase to receive a full refund.
One report has been received following a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in one injury to the left side and elbow of the consumer.
The ladders were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April 2018 through May 2018 for between $180 and $275.