RECALL ALERT: Aluminum ladders recalled due to fall risk

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Thousands of aluminum multi-purpose ladders are being recalled because they can break while being used.

The recall involves about 78,000 Werner telescoping ladders sold at Home Depot and Lowes stores in April and May.

All recalled ladders have date codes of 121744XX or 011844XX and one of the following model numbers: MT-IAA-13A, MT-IAA-17A, MT-IAA-22A, MT-IAA-26, or MT-IAA-26A.

Werner has received one report of a ladder breaking, resulting in an injury to the left side and elbow of the user, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The safety commission said people should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and return them to the store for a full refund.