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Nearly 80,000 Ladders Recalled From Lowe's, Home Depot

Five models of Werner ladders have been recalled

June 25, 2018 - 7:44 pm
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(WWJ) -- Thousands of ladders sold nationwide this spring have been recalled because of a fall hazard.

Around 78,000 aluminum Werner ladders sold at Home Depot and Lowe's stores across the country have been recalled due to the hazard. 

There are five models of Werner aluminum ladders being recalled, and officials say they pose a risk because they can break while in use, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The models were sold between April 2018 through May 2018 across the nation. 

The recalled ladders all have a load capacity of 375 pounds. The heights vary between 13 feet and 26 feet and were sold for between $180 and $275. 

Werner posted information about the recalled ladders and pictures on its website.

To find out whether your ladder is affected by the recall, check the date stamp located on the inside of the outer leg of the ladder, beneath the bottom step. Another option is to look at the model numbers, located on a label on the side of the ladder rail.

The date codes for the recalled ladders are 121744XX and 011844XX. 

The following model numbers are being recalled as well:

MIT-IAA-13A
MIT-IAA-17A
MIT-IAA-22A
MIT-IAA-26
MIT-IAA-26A

Werner has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in one injury to the left side and elbow of the consumer.