September 8, 1999
Louisville Ladder Announces Recall of RIDGID® Stepladders
LOUISVILLE, KY (SafetyAlerts) - Louisville Ladder Group LLC is today
recalling about 10,700 RIDGID® brand stepladders. Some ladders have steps that are too
short and are improperly attached to the ladder. The step can detach from the ladder,
causing a consumer to fall.
The ladders being recalled are fiberglass Type 1A
stepladders in lengths of 6 feet (model R-3011-06), 8 feet (model R-3011-08) and 10 feet
(model R-3011-10). The ladders have a red plastic top and gray railings. The brand name
RIDGID appears on the plastic top and on the sides of the railings. The recalled ladders
have manufacture dates listed as April 1999, May 1999, June 1999 and July 1999. The model
number and manufacture date are on a white label on the side of the ladder.
Louisville Ladder has received one report of a
ladder's step detaching from the ladder. No injuries have been reported. Home Depot
stores nationwide sold the ladders from May 1999 through July 1999 for between $119 and
Consumers should inspect their ladders to
determine if there is a short step that is improperly attached. If so, consumers should
stop using the recalled ladders immediately and call Louisville Ladder toll- free at (888)
318-7911 anytime or access their web site at www.ridgidladder.com/notice.htm. The company
will help consumers determine if the steps are attached properly. If the steps are not
attached properly, they should return the ladders to the nearest Home Depot store for an
exchange or refund of the purchase price.
Ladders with "OK" marked on the inside
of the front rail have been inspected and are not included in this recall.
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