Recall: Stepladder And Stepstool Combination
On 2012-12-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Stepladder And Stepstool Combination due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $88.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Little Giant Ladders ladder recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. 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 2012.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 595-3378
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What is the problem?
When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled products are Switch-it Type 1A Stepladder/Stepstools rated at 300 pounds. The Switch-it is an aluminum ladder that can be extended from a 2-foot stepstool to a 6-foot stepladder. It has flared C-channel outer rails that fit over inner rails. The outer rails have orange rocker-type locks on each side to hold the outer rails to the inner rails. The words "Switch-it by Little Giant" appear on the front of the top platform. Recalled Switch-it stepladder/stepstools have the following date stamps: 10622S, 10623S, 10624S, 10721S and 10722S. The date stamp is located immediately below the orange locks on the outer rails. Part Number "15124" is on the black and orange notice label attached to the back of the outer rails.
These items were sold new+ at The Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August 2012 to October 2012 for about $88.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled stepladder/stepstools and contact Wing Enterprises for a free replacement of the front outer section.
Wing Enterprises Inc.; toll-free at (855)595-3378, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.littlegiantladders.com/switch-it-recall, for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Wing Enterprises has received nine reports of the ladder becoming unstable causing the user to fall and sustain injuries ranging from scrapes and contusions to a fractured collar bone.
+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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