Massmart recalls aluminium multi-hinge ladders

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has urged consumers who purchased Mainstay and Terra Firma multi-hinge aluminium ladders - Model JC 403, 150 kg - to return the product.

Mainstay ladders were distributed by Game stores while Terra Firma ladders were distributed by Makro stores.


The recall comes after tests done by regulator the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) found that the products do not comply with safety standards as it "relates to minimum material thickness and static load”.

The commission’s Thezi Mabuza said this renders the ladders unsafe to use and may lead to injuries or fatalities.

 “The Consumer Protection Act requires the recall of goods which pose any risk of harm to the consumers. We encourage consumers who have bought the ladders at Makro or Game, to immediately stop use and return these for a refund. The Commission is monitoring the recall based on its Recall Guidelines.’’

The NCC said to date, 57 000 units were sold in South Africa, while Mainstay ladders were also exported to Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, and Tanzania.


Done By: Mitchum George


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