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20,000 Step Ladder/Stepstool Combinations Recalled

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wing Enterprises Inc., of Springville, Utah, have announced a "voluntary recall" of 20,000 Stepladder and Stepstool Combinations, due to a fall hazard. The ladder/stepstools have inner side rails which can separate from the outer side rails, causing the person using the ladder/stepstool to fall.

Wing Enterprises has received nine reports of consumer incidents, including the ladder becoming unstable causing the user to fall. Injuries have been sustained from the falls, including scrapes, contusions and a fractured collar bone.

The Switch-It Type 1A Step Ladder/Stepstool Combinations were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores throughout the U.S. and are rated to support 300 pounds. The household stepstool/stepladder combinations were sold from August 2012 to October 2012 for approximately $88. Manufactured in China by Suzhou Zhongchuang Aluminum Products Co. Ltd., they imported to the U.S. by Wing Enterprises.

The ladder could be extended from a 2-foot stepstool to a 6-foot stepladder. The words "Switch-it by Little Giant" are printed on the front of the top platform and there are date stamps located below orange locks on the outer rails that bear the numbers: 10622S, 10623S, 10624S, 10721S and 10722S. A part number, 15124, can also be found on a label attached to the back of the outer rails.

Consumers should stop using the recalled stepladder/stepstool combinations and contact Wing Enterprises for a free replacement of the front outer section. Wing can be contacted on their toll-free telephone number 1(855)595-3378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or consumers may visit the company’s website, www.littlegiantladders.com/switch-it-recall, to obtain additional information about this recall.

To view photos of the recalled stepladder/stepstool combinations, consumers can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website at: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13063.html?tab=recalls