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Werner recalls 78,000 ladders, fall hazard


NATIONWIDE, (WOWO) – Werner, Co. has recalled 78,000 ladders after reports of them breaking while in use, posing a falling hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the 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).

So far, the company has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in injury.

All recalled ladders will include date codes 121744XX or 011844XX and the following model numbers:

  • MT-IAA-13A (13 feet)
  • MT-IAA-17A (17 feet)
  • MT-IAA-22A (22 feet)
  • MT-IAA-26 (26 feet)
  • MT-IAA-26A (26 feet)

All recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 pounds.

The ladders were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide between April 2016 and May 2018 for $180-$275.

If you own this product, stop using it immediately and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, contact Werner, Co. at their toll-free number (888) 523-3370 or by email at customercare@wernerladder.com.

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