June 19, 1997
Release # 97-144
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Werner Company Announce Recall to Repair
Space Master Sliding Attic Ladder
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Werner Ladder
Company in conjunction with the Kentucky Ladder Company is recalling about 400 Space
Master sliding attic ladders. When in use, the ladder can slide down from the attic and
then slide back up for storage. The ladder has a simple metal hook to lock the ladder in
the stored position. On some ladders, the hook/lock was attached upside down, which could
result in the ladder not being properly secured in the storage position. The ladder could
become dislodged, slide down, and injure someone.
CPSC and Werner are not aware of any injuries
involving the ladders. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
All of the ladders have been marketed under the
Werner "Space Master" brand and designated as Model WS2308.
Major home center department stores sold the
ladder nationwide from January 1997 through May 1997 for about $75.
Consumers should stop using the ladders
immediately and call Werner toll-free at (888) 523-3372 for instructions on how to inspect
and repair the ladder or write to Werner at 93 Werner Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
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