Ladder manufacturer Werner is recalling around 78,000 telescoping aluminum ladders, saying the products can break underneath consumers during use and cause serious falls, the Consumer Safety Product Commission reports.
At least one personal injury has already been reported; a ladder broke beneath a user, leading to injuries to their left side and elbow. Werner is telling costumers affected by the recall to return their ladders immediately to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund. The ladders were sold through Lowe’s and Home Depot store between April 2018 and May 2018.
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In all, Werner is recalling 78,000 ladders, representing 5 different models, all of which are being described as multipurpose telescoping aluminum ladders. The ladders all have a load capacity of 375 pounds, but each one can also be reconfigured to serve different uses:
To find out if your Werner ladder has been recalled, check the label on the ladder’s rail for the following model numbers:
The recalled ladders bear one of two date codes, 121744XX or 011844XX, which are stamped into the metal on the inside of the ladder’s leg.
Werner is offering full refunds for the recalled ladders. Return your model to the store where you bought it for more details.
While only 1 injury has thus far been reported, with around 78,000 recalled ladders currently in circulation, it’s almost inevitable that other consumers have fallen from Werner’s recalled ladders and suffered injuries.
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You and your family may be eligible to secure valuable financial compensation. American manufacturers are held to a standard of “strict liability”; product-related injuries are unacceptable in the eyes of the law. Injured consumers may be able to pursue financial damages by filing a product liability lawsuit.
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