Manufacturer: Suzhou Zhongchuang Aluminum Products Co. Ltd.
Product: Stepladder and Stepstool Combination
Hazard: When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall.
Injuries: 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.
Sold At: The Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August 2012 to October 2012 for about $88.
Units: About 20,000
Consumer 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.