Ladders, scarves, snow blowers recalled due to injury risks

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(WPRI) — Werner is recalling aluminum ladders due to fall hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the ladders can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The recall affects about 78,000 products. The recall involves five models, MT-IAA-13A, MT-IAA-17A, MT-IAA-22A, MT-IAA-26, MT-IAA-26A. The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail. The recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 pounds.

Werner has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use, resulting in one injury.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return the ladder to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone who has questions or concerns about the recall can contact Werner toll-free at (888) 523-3370 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the company at customercare@wernerladder.com or go online and click “News, Events & Recalls” located at the top of the page.

(Photo Courtesy of the CPSC)

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Yangtze Store is recalling women’s scarves, sold exclusively on Amazon.com, due to violation of federal flammability hazard standard.

According to the CPSC, the scarves fail to meet federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

The recall affects about 640 scarves. The scarves are 100% silk and sold in 11 different colors. On Amazon.com the scarves were sold as “Long Georgette Silk Scarf Butterfly Print.”

So far, Yangtze has not received any incidents or injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scarves and contact Yangtze Store for a full refund. The store is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Anyone who has any questions or concerns about the recall can contact Yangtze Store toll-free at (777) 861-1539 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the company at yangtzestore@gmail.com with ‘Product Recall’ as the email subject or go online and click on the recall notice tab located at the bottom of the webpage.

(Photo Courtesy of the CPSC) 

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Amerisun recalls to repair snow blowers due to injury hazard.

According to the CPSC, the pulley bolt on the snow blowers can loosen and cause it to get stuck in drive mode, posing an injury hazard.

The recall affects about 34,600 products sold in America, and about 11,800 sold in Canada.

The recall involves model years 2015 through 2017, numbers DB7103-24, DB7103-26, DB7651-24, DB7659H-22, DB7659-22, DB7103PA-26 and DB7103PA-28. The model number can be found on the PowerSmart sticker located on the metal auger housing just below the chute.

So far, Amerisun has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts, 15 in the U.S. and five in Canada. Of those reports, eight of them had the snow blower stuck in drive mode. No injuries have been reported. 

Consumers should stop using the recalled snow blowers and inspect them to determine if it has a loose pulley bolt. Inspection instructions can be found here.

Consumers with a loose pulley bolt should contact Amerisun for a free repair kit or for instructions on how to get the bolt tightened free of charge.

Anyone who has questions or concerns about the recall can contact Amerisun at (800) 791-9458 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email at support@amerisuninc.com or online and click on “Recall to Repair” at the bottom of the page for more information.

(Photo courtesy of the CPSC)

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