Recall: 78,000 Ladders From Home Depot, Lowe’s Could Break During Use

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 12:01:20-04

ATLANTA (11 Alive News)– A massive recall of about 78,000 ladders announced in June could bring do-it-yourselfers to a standstill – or worse.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, several multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders pose a risk of breaking while in use. As such, they could cause users to fall. Ladders included in the recall span five different lengths from 13 to 26 feet and have a load capacity of 375 pounds.

All of the affected ladders were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores across the U.S. between April and May 2018 for a cost ranging from $180 to $275.

So far, the company has received one report of a ladder breaking while in use leading to injury to the climbers left side and elbow.

The full list of products involved in the recall include:

Model Number

Date Codes

Ladder Size


121744XX or 011844XX

13 feet


17 feet


22 feet


26 feet


26 feet

The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail. Anyone who has one of the recalled products is urged to stop using it immediately and return it to store of purchase for a full refund.