Thursday, February 21, 2008

Louisville Ladder Recalls Extension Ladders Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: "Louisville/Davidson" and "Michigan" Brand Fiberglass Extension Ladders
Units: About 25,000
Manufacturer: Louisville Ladder Inc., of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: The extension or "fly" section can fail to lock, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled ladders are Type I, IA, or II extension ladders with fiberglass rails and "D" shaped aluminum rungs. The following models are included in the recall:

Louisville/Davidson brand
534-24 618-24 FE1724 FE3228 L-3022-24PT
534-28 618-28 FE1728 FE3228-010002 L-3022-28PT
534-32 FE3224 FE3228-740037 L-3022-32PT
534-36 FE3224-E03 FE3228-E03 L-3121-24
534-40 FE3224-E08 FE3228-E03E34 578-24 FE3224-LO32 FE3232 578-28 FE3232-E03 578-32 FE3236 FE3240

Michigan brand
386124 386128 386132 386136 386140

The recall involves only models manufactured from September 2007 through October 2007. The model number and the manufacturing date code are located on the left side rail of the ladders. Ladders with two green dots near the bottom of the left side base rail have already been inspected or repaired and are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Industrial supply stores and home centers nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for between $130 and $760.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the ladder immediately and contact Louisville Ladder for instructions on inspecting the ladder and receiving a free repair kit, if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Louisville Ladderat (800) 660-4356 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, orvisit the firm's Web site at

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