The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the ladders can unexpectedly break.
So far the retailer, 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, according to the CPSC.
The recall involves Frontgate foldaway closet two- and three-step ladders, which 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 distributor of the product was Dillon Davis of South San Francisco, Calif., and the products 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 Dec. 2005 through Jul. 2010 for about between $90 and $150.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and contact Frontgate for instructions on how to receive a merchandise credit for the amount of the ladder, the CPSC advised.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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