Werner Co. of Greenville, Pa., is recalling about 78,000 multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders.
The ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.
The firm has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in an injury to the user's left side and elbow.
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 recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 lbs.
The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail.
The ladders, manufactured in China, were sold Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April 2018, through May 2018, for between $180 and $275.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the store of purchase to receive a full refund.
Consumers may contact Werner toll-free at 888-523-3370 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com or online at www.wernerco.com and click on “News & Recalls” at the top of the page.