Were you injured using a Werner ladder? Werner has announced an urgent safety recall of 78,000 aluminum telescoping ladders, saying the products can break during use and cause a fall.

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Major ladder company Werner has recalled about 78,000 multipurpose ladders, informing consumers that the models can break during use and lead to serious falls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Werner Ladder Recall Linked To Personal Injuries

At least one personal injury has been linked to the recalled product; a ladder broke underneath a consumer, leading to injuries to their left side and elbow. The ladders in question are described as multipurpose telescoping aluminum ladders; Werner has recalled 5 models in all:

  • MT-IAA-13A (13 feet)
  • MT-IAA-17A (17 feet)
  • MT-IAA-22A (22 feet)
  • MT-IAA-26 (26 feet)
  • MT-IAA-26A (26 feet)

The model number can be found printed on a label on one of the ladder’s rails. Recalled ladders should also be identified through their date codes. If you’re Werner ladder has been recalled, you’ll find either 121744XX or 011844XX stamped in the metal on the inside of your ladder’s leg.

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Return Your Recalled Ladder For A Full Refund

The recalled ladders were sold exclusively through Lowe’s and Home Depot stores between April 2018 and May 2018. Werner is offering full refunds to consumers who purchased an affected ladder; return your ladder to the store where it was purchased for more details.

The ladders can be used in any one of 5 configurations:

  • wall ladder
  • scaffold base
  • extension ladder
  • stairway step ladder
  • twin step ladder

Each model has a load capacity of 375 pounds.

Attorneys Launch Full Investigation

No details have yet been released on why the ladders can break during use. We do not yet know whether or not the ladders are defective in design, but Werner’s choice to recall the entire line, rather than a small subset of the ladders, suggests that design may be an issue.

In order to assist injury victims, our experienced product liability attorneys have opened a full investigation into the recent Werner recall. At least one injury has already been reported, but with 78,000 ladders in stores as of May 2018, the real injury rate may be far higher.

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Were you hurt using a Werner ladder? The lawyers at Monheit Law are here to help. You may be eligible to secure valuable financial compensation by filing a product liability lawsuit. To learn more about your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation.

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