- Louisville extension ladders – Louisville/Davidson and Michigan brand
- American Innovations Corp. ladder extensions
- LB International foldaway ladders
- Louisville RIGID stepladders
- Davidson attic stairways recall
- Werner space master sliding attic ladders
- Keller industrial fiberglass extension ladders
If you have suffered a serious injury from a recalled ladder or any ladder accident, please contact the product design and negligence attorneys at Anapol Schwartz law firm.
Louisville extension ladder recall
In 2008 Louisville Ladder recalled about 25,000 extension ladders carrying the “Louisville/Davidson” and “Michigan” brands. The extension or “fly” section can fail to lock, which a fall hazard. The recalled ladders are Type I, IA, or II extension ladders with fiberglass rails and “D” shaped aluminum rungs. The following models were included in the recall:
The recall involved only models manufactured from September 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 were inspected or repaired and not included in the recall.
Made in Mexico, the ladders were sold at industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from September through December 2007 from $130 and $760.
2006 - American Innovations Corp. recalls ladder extensions that can detach and injure consumers
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Walk-Through Railing Ladder Extensions
Units: About 750
Distributor: American Innovations Corp., of Long Lake, Minn.
Hazard: If the knob securing the extension unit to the ladder is not tight, it can detach and fall when the ladder is being removed or lowered. The unit could hit a bystander, causing serious head injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an extension falling off a ladder. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The ladder walk-through railing extensions fit over extension ladder rails and provide handholds for safe passage while moving to a platform or rooftop.
Sold nationwide at: Hardware supply stores, catalogs, and American Innovations Corp. website, from September 2004 through February 2006, from $325 and $380
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Owners are being sent a free repair kit, including a safety strap and easy-to-follow assembly instructions. Until the repair is made, consumers should check to make sure the knob securing the extension unit is tight during use.
In 2004, LB International Inc. announced a recall of fold-away ladders sold by Hammacher Schlemmer
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firms in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: "Stow-Anywhere" Ladders
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: LB International Inc., of Hauppauge, N.Y.
Hazard: A rung on the aluminum, multi-purpose ladders can release or the side rail can bend unexpectedly. If that happens, the ladder can collapse, causing the user to fall.
Incidents/Injuries: LB International Inc. received a report of one individual who fractured her leg while using the ladder.
Description: The ladders were sold in three sizes: The 6-foot ladders that extend to 10 feet have model number 99067. The 7-foot ladders that extend to 12 feet have model number 99068. The 8-foot ladders that extend to 14 feet have model number 99069. The model number was listed in the firm's catalog and Web site, and used for ordering. Model numbers are not written on the ladders. Each ladder bears a label on the side rail that reads, "Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Ladder."
Sold by: From April 2003 through February 2004, Hammacher Schlemmer stores, catalogs, and website sold these ladders to consumers nationwide, priced at $140 to $200
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Hammacher Schlemmer is directly notifying consumers who purchased these ladders and providing information to return the ladders for a refund.
1999 - Louisville Ladder announce recall of RIDGID® stepladders
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Louisville Ladder Group LLC, of Louisville, Ky., recalled about 10,700 RIDGID® brand stepladders. Some ladders have steps that are too short and are improperly attached to the ladder. The step can detach from the ladder, causing a user to fall.
Louisville Ladder has received one report of a ladder's step detaching from the ladder. No injuries have been reported.
The ladders being recalled were fiberglass Type 1A stepladders in lengths of 6 feet (model R-3011-06), 8 feet (model R-3011-08) and 10 feet (model R-3011-10). The ladders had red plastic top and gray railings. The brand name RIDGID appeared on the plastic top and on the sides of the railings. The recalled ladders have manufacture dates listed as April 1999, May 1999, June 1999 and July 1999. The model number and manufacture date are on a white label on the side of the ladder. Home Depot stores nationwide sold the ladders from May 1999 through July 1999 for between $119 and $223.
1998 - Davidson Ladder Inc. announce recall of attic stairways
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Davidson Ladder Inc. of Smyrna, Tenn., is recalling about 1,150 attic stairways. A hinge can fail, causing the opened stairways to collapse. Consumers climbing the stairs can fall and be injured.
CPSC and Davidson Ladder Inc. have received 5 reports of ladders collapsing, resulting in two injuries. One consumer fractured his arm and another strained his knee.
The attic stairways are made with aluminum steps and rails with a wooden door and frame surrounding the stairway. The recalled stairways display the following model numbers on a white sticker on the bottom step: AS224P, AL224P, AS254P and AL254P. The wooden door displays four labels, three of which provide safety information and a fourth that reads in part, "DAVIDSON MANUFACTURING."
1997 - Werner Company announce recall to repair Space Master sliding attic ladder
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Werner Ladder Company in conjunction with the Kentucky Ladder Company is recalling about 400 Space Master sliding attic ladders. When in use, the ladder can slide down from the attic and then slide back up for storage. The ladder has a simple metal hook to lock the ladder in the stored position. On some ladders, the hook/lock was attached upside down, which could result in the ladder not being properly secured in the storage position. The ladder could become dislodged, slide down, and injure someone.
All of the ladders have been marketed under the Werner "Space Master" brand and designated as Model WS2308. Major home center department stores sold the ladder nationwide from January through May 1997 for about $75.
1996 - Keller Announces recall of certain model industrial fiberglass extension ladders
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Keller Industries of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recalled 29,691 Industrial Type I and Industrial Heavy Duty Type IA fiberglass extension ladders. A support brace located on the ladder's base section could interfere with the operation of the rung locks. If the brace interferes with the locks, the ladder may appear to be securely locked in place when it is not. As a result the ladder could collapse causing a person standing on the ladder to fall and be seriously injured.
Keller Industries sold the ladders under the brand names "Keller" and "Columbia". The following ladders are subject to the recall:
|Model||Description||Dates Manufactured||Number Sold|
|Keller 5016||16 ft., Yellow, Type I||3/1/93 - 12/31/94||635|
|Keller 5028||28 ft., Yellow, Type I||3/1/93 - 12/31/95||1,533|
|Keller 5128||28 ft., Orange, Type IA||7/1/90 - 12/31/95||19,283|
|Keller 5132||32 ft., Orange, Type IA||7/1/90 - 5/31/94||5,353|
|Keller 5136||36 ft., Orange, Type IA||3/1/91 - 12/31/95||221|
|Keller 5140||40 ft., Orange, Type IA||3/1/91 - 12/31/95||367|
|Columbia EF4128||28 ft., Yellow, Type I||3/1/93 - 12/31/95||40|
|Columbia EF1028||28 ft., Orange, Type IA||7/1/90 - 12/31/95||1,103|
|Columbia EF1032||32 ft., Orange, Type IA||7/1/90 - 5/31/94||677|
|Columbia EF1036||36 ft., Orange, Type IA||3/1/91 - 12/31/95||151|
|Columbia EF1040||40 ft., Orange, Type IA||3/1/91 - 12/31/95||328|
Hardware and home supply stores sold the 16-foot ladder for $150 to $175; the 28-foot ladder for $250 to $300; the 32-foot ladder for $325 to $375; the 36-foot ladder for $400 to $450; and the 40-foot ladder for $450 to $500.
If you have suffered a serious injury from a recalled ladder or any ladder accident, please contact Anapol Schwartz law firm about a product negligence lawsuit.