Recall: YTL International Drywall Lifts
On 2016-04-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding YTL International Drywall Lifts due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $250.
About 20,000 units are involved in this YTL International drywall lifts recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Tools Miscellaneous category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The drywall lifts can fail during use causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator, posing an injury hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves YTL drywall lifts used for lifting sheets of drywall. The metal lifts are red, have three 30 inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank. The recalled drywall lifts have a label on the vertical mast stating "PERFORMANCE BUILT, "MUD BOSS" OR "50 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST."
These items were sold new+ at Lowe's, Menards and Orgill Inc. stores nationwide from January 2013 through January 2016 for about $250.
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:
No remedy given.
YTL International toll-free at 888-723-6534 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.ytlinternational.com and click on RECALL for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of the drywall lifts failing and dropping their load. No injuries have been reported.
+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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