About 38,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Frontgate Closet Ladders have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the product immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Frontgate Closet Ladders, which were manufactured in Indonesia, were distributed by Dillon Davis, of South San Francisco, California and sold by Cinmar LLC (doing business as [DBA] Frontgate) of West Chester, Ohio.
The ladders can unexpectedly break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, Cinmar has received about 860 reports of the ladders breaking, including 28 reports of injuries such as bruises and lacerations to the knees, shins, ankles, and feet.
This recall involves Frontgate foldaway closet two- and three-step ladders. The ladders are made of mahogany wood and designed for use in walk-in closets. Catalog item numbers included in the recall are 11998 for the two-step and 11675, 11975, 30269, 37935, and 40645 for the three-step ladder.
The recalled Frontgate Closet Ladders were sold at Frontgate stores in Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio, in Frontgate and Sky Mall catalogs nationwide and on the Internet at Frontgate.com and Skymall.com from December 2005 through July 2010 for about between $90 and $150.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Frontgate Closet Ladders and contact Frontgate for instructions on how to receive a merchandise credit for the amount of the ladder. Frontgate is directly contacting all known consumers and can also be contacted, toll-free, at 1.888.298.4651 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s recall website at www.regcen.com/frontgateladder.