Ladder manufacturer Werner has released an urgent recall on five aluminum ladder models, saying the units can break during use and create a serious risk for fall injuries.
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Major ladder manufacturer Werner has recalled five ladder models, citing a fall hazard. The ladders, sold as multipurpose telescoping aluminum ladders, can break during use, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), creating the risk of a serious fall. The ladders in question were just released to the market in April 2018, but Werner has already received at least one report of an injury, wherein the ladder broke beneath a consumer, leaving them with injuries to their left side and elbow.
According to Werner’s promotional materials, the ladders can be used in any one of five different configurations, with a load capacity of 375 pounds:
The following ladder models have been recalled. The model number can be found printed on a label on the ladder rail. The date code is stamped on the inside of the ladder’s leg.
|Model Number||Date Code||Ladder Size|
|MT-IAA-13A||121744XX; 011844XX||13 feet|
|MT-IAA-17A||121744XX; 011844XX||17 feet|
|MT-IAA-22A||121744XX; 011844XX||22 feet|
|MT-IAA-26||121744XX; 011844XX||26 feet|
|MT-IAA-26A||121744XX; 011844XX||26 feet|
About 78,000 individual ladders are included in the recall.
Needless to say, consumers should stop using the affected ladders immediately. Werner is offering a free refund to anyone who purchased one of the ladders. Consumers have been instructed to return their model to the store where it was purchased; the recalled Werner ladders were sold exclusively through Home Depot and Lowe’s between April 2018 and May 2018.
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America’s strong product liability laws require all manufacturers to provide the public with safe and working goods. When a manufacturer fails to do so, releasing a product that poses an unreasonable risk of harm, the company can be held accountable.
In fact, consumer product manufacturers are held to a standard of “strict liability”; plaintiffs need not prove negligence on the company’s part to secure compensation. All that you have to prove is that the product was unreasonably dangerous and that you were hurt due to the product’s risks.
Obviously, a ladder that is prone to breaking out from under you would almost certainly qualify as unreasonably dangerous.
As a result, our attorneys have launched a full investigation into the most recent Werner ladder recall. We are now offering free legal consultations to any one who was injured due to one of Werner’s recalled ladders. To learn more about your options, contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers today.
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