About 20,000 stepladder/stepstool combinations have been recalled by Wing Enterprises because of a potential fall hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Why the product is being recalled: When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall. So far, 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.
Description: 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.
Where it was sold: The stepladders were sold exclusively at The Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August 2012 to October 2012 for about $88.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stepladder/stepstools and contact Wing Enterprises for a free replacement of the front outer section.
For more information, contact 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.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.