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Recall: Multi-Purpose, Step-to-Straight, Combination, Manhole and Extension Trestle Ladders

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On 2005-11-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Multi-Purpose, Step-to-Straight, Combination, Manhole and Extension Trestle Ladders due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2004 for about $75.00 to $235.00.

About 3,000 units are involved in this Louisville Ladder trestle ladder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Ladders & Accessories category in 2005.

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Multi-Purpose, Step-to-Straight, Combination, Manhole and Extension Trestle Ladders
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800)660-4356

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What is the problem?

The rung on the ladders could break near the side rail causing the user to fall.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled ladders are Type 1A industrial ladders with fiberglass rails and round aluminum rungs, and include the 14 model numbers listed on the chart with manufacture dates and date codes from November 2004 through March 2005. The model number and the manufacture date code for all models except the FA1012 and FA1016 model ladder are located on the model number/notice label on the side rail of the ladders. The date code for the model FA1012 and FA1016 ladder is located on the metal wrap-around adjacent to the hinges.

These items were sold new+ at Industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from November 2004 through June 2005 for between $75 and $235.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the ladder immediately and contact Louisville Ladder for instructions on receiving a free inspection and replacement ladder if necessary.

For additional information, contact Louisville Ladder at (800)660-4356 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.louisvilleladder.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Louisville Ladder has received two reports of rungs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.