78K ladders sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s recalled due to falling hazard

June 22 (UPI) — Werner Ladder issued a recall of 78,000 of its ladders because they pose a falling hazard to the user, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

“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 CPSC said in a statement. “The date code is stamped on the inside of the outer leg of the ladder, beneath the bottom step. The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail. The recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 lbs.”

The ladders were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April through May 2018 and cost between $180 and $275.

Customers who bought any of the ladders are urgently advised to stop using them and get a refund from the store where they were purchased.

The CPSC said there has been at least one incident of a person getting injured after falling from one of the ladders.

A full list of the model numbers included in the recall can be found on the CPSC website.

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