A common item many homeowners have in their garage is a folding ladder. One brand of these ladders – Werner – is facing a recall due to a report of an injury to a consumer.
About 78,000 Werner ladders sold at Home Depot and Lowe's this past spring have been involved in a recall.
The recalled models are MT-IAA-13A (13 feet), MT-IAA-17A (17 feet); MT-IAA-22A (22 feet); MT-IAA-26 and MT-IAA-26A (26 feet).
The issue with the Werner Multi-Purpose Telescoping Aluminum Ladders, as stated in the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice: "The ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user."
That has occurred at least once, the notice says, injuring one consumer on his left side and elbow.
Interestingly, that's the only malfunction report Werner says it has received, but Warner chose to bare financial responsibility that is anticipated to be at least $15 million. Consumers are being asked to stop using the ladders and return them to Home Depot or Lowe's stores for a full refund.
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