Ladder Recall Issued by Werner for Ladders from Home Depot and Lowe’s
A recall was issued in June 2018 for nearly 78,000 ladders sold at Lowe’s and Home Depot stores. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ladders were recalled because they can break while in use.
At least one consumer has fallen from one of the recalled ladders and suffered elbow and left side injuries.
Five different models of Werner aluminum telescoping ladders sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores between April 2018 and May 2018 are affected by the recall. Model numbers of the recalled ladders include:
- MT-IAA-13A – 13 feet
- MT-IAA-17A – 17 feet
- MT-IAA-22A – 22 feet
- MT-IAA-26 – 26 feet
- MT-IAA-26A – 26 feet
Werner, a Pennsylvania-based company, has posted the recall information on its website. Home Depot also shared the recall on its Twitter feed and encouraged consumers to immediately stop using the affected ladders.
Photos of the affected ladders are included on the Werner website, but consumers are encouraged to check the date code stamped on the inside of the outer leg of their ladder to see if the model number matches any on the list above. The model numbers are also posted on the rail of the ladders.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer’s website, consumers should stop using their ladders if they are affected by the recall. They can return their ladders for a full refund to either Lowe’s or Home Depot, whichever of the two they made their original purchase.
This is a voluntary recall implemented by the manufacturer.
Consumer Product Recalls are a Response to Dangerous Products
Consumer product recalls are nothing new. Every day, people across the country are injured by defective or faulty products that fail to operate as intended. In many cases, the injuries related to these products are serious and cause long-term or lifetime injuries.
Unfortunately, recalls often fail to prevent all problems and in many cases, are a response to a consumer or consumers being injured by a product.
At Heavens Law, we work with clients all the tie who are injured because of defective products. We begin by determining if the product involved was the subject of recalls or service bulletins. A recall can greatly supplement workers compensation benefits when the claim involved a recalled product.
It’s important to preserve all evidence and contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation to discuss your options if you are injured using a consumer product or while you are on the job. Never sign any insurance company documents before speaking to an experienced attorney.
For more information or to discuss the Werner ladders or any other defective product, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377.