DETAILS: Stepladder and Stepstools Combination imported by Wing Enterprises Inc. of Springville, Utah and manufactured by Suzhou Zhongchuang Aluminum Products Co. Ltd. of China; sold exclusively at Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August to October 2012. The Switch-it Type 1A Stepladder/Stepstools is rated at 300 pounds. The aluminum ladder 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.
WHY: When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails, posing a fall hazard for the user.
INCIDENTS: 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.
HOW MANY: About 20,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Wing Enterprises Inc. at 855-595-3378 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://littlegiantladders.com.
LOW LEAD BALL VALVES
DETAILS: Low Lead Ball Valves/Shut-Off Gas Valves imported by Aqualine
WHY: The valves can crack and cause gas to leak, posing fire and explosion hazards.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 163,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery at 1101 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; 855-779-9200 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at http://www.fsvalve.com.tw.