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Recall: Ladder Can Break While in Use

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After one person fell and was injured because a ladder broke while in use, Werner Co. has recalled about 78,000 units of its multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-179.

The company has recalled models MT-IAA-13A, MT-IAA-17A, MT-IAA-22A, MT-IAA-26, and MT-IAA-26A. They can be used as a twin step ladder, stairway step ladder, extension ladder, wall ladder, and two scaffold bases. They are 13, 17, 22, and 26 feet tall.

The recalled ladders were sold at Home Depot and Lowe's from April 2018 through May 2018. Managers affected by this recall are directed to stop using the ladders and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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