Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, every year there are around 300 deaths in the U.S. caused by falls from a ladder.
What could possibly make this worse? How about a malfunctioning, multi-position ladder!
Just when you thought it was safe to go out and trim your tree branches, Werner recalls 5 models of their aluminum telescoping ladders.
That’s right, the Consumer Product Safety Commission states that “the ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.”
This recall involves 78,000 ladders but so far, there has only been one report of a ladder breaking while in use.
The CPSC recommends that consumers should go to wernerco.com and click on “News, Events, & Recalls” to see if their Werner ladder was involved in the recall.
If so, consumers should immediately stop using the ladder and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.
For more elevating recalls, go to onthehouse.com!
“Ladder Safety.” InterNACHI, www.nachi.org/ladder-safety.htm.
“Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard.” CPSC.gov, CPSC, 20 June 2018, www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Werner-Recalls-Aluminum-Ladders-Due-to-Fall-Hazard.