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Louisville Ladder Announces Recall

Nov 28, 2005

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Louisville Ladder Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, is recalling about 3000 of its multi-purpose, step-to-straight, combination, manhole, and extension trestle ladders. Purchasers are advised to stop using these ladders immediately and to contact the manufacturer for instructions on receiving a free inspection and replacement ladder if necessary.
      The problem is that a rung on the ladders could break near the side rail and cause the user to fall. Louisville Ladder has received two reports of rungs breaking, but so far no injuries have been reported.
      The recalled ladders are Type 1A industrial ladders with fiberglass rails and round aluminum rungs. They were manufactured in Mexico and sold at industrial supply stores and home centers across the U.S. from November 2004 through June 2005 for between $75 and $235, depending on model.
      Several different model numbers are involved. A complete listing and pictures of the affected models are available online at http://www.louisvilleladder.com/safety_recall.htm. For additional information, call 1-800-660-4356 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday or visit the Louisville Ladder website.