PhotoYTL International of Cerritos, Calif., is recalling about 19,700 drywall lifts in the U.S and Canada.


The lifts can fail during use causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator, posing an injury hazard.


The firm has received two reports of the drywall lifts failing and dropping their load. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves YTL drywall lifts used for lifting sheets of drywall. The metal lifts are red, have three 30-inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank.


The recalled drywall lifts have a label on the vertical mast stating “PERFORMANCE BUILT,” “MUD BOSS” OR “150 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST.”


The lifts, manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe’s, Menards and Orgill stores nationwide from January 2013, through January 2016, for about $250.


What to do


Consumers may contact YTL International toll-free at 888-723-6534 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on RECALL for more information.

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