Extension Ladders With Fall Hazard Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Feb. 20 announced a voluntary recall of the “Louisville/Davidson” and “Michigan” brand fiberglass extension ladders.
About 25,000 of the ladders were manufactured by Louisville Ladder Inc., of Louisville, Ky. They were made in Mexico.
Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, consumers have been advised to stop using the recalled product immediately because the extension or “fly” section of the ladder can fail to lock, posing a fall hazard.
The recalled ladders are Type I, IA or II extension ladders with fiberglass rails and “D” shaped aluminum rungs.
For a table showing the models included in the recall, click here for "Louisville/Davidson" ladders and click here for the "Michigan" model.
The recall involves only models manufactured from September 2007 through October 2007. The model number and the manufacturing date code are located on the left side rail of the ladders.
Ladders with two green dots near the bottom of the left side base rail have already been inspected or repaired and are not included in the recall.
The ladders being recalled were sold at industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $130 and $760.
Consumers should contact Louisville Ladder for instructions on inspecting the ladder and receiving a free repair kit, if necessary.
For additional information, contact Louisville Ladder at 800-660-4356 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.louisvilleladder.com.