Recalled YTL International Drywall Lifts May Expose Operator to Injury Hazard

The company has received two reports of drywall lifts failing

Recalled YTL International Drywall Lifts May Expose Operator to Injury Hazard
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April 21, 2016

YTL International has announced a recall for potentially defective construction equipment.

The company is recalling certain drywall lifts. The recalled lifts can fail during use causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator, posing an injury hazard. About 17,000 lifts are being included in the recall.

The metal drywall lifts are red, have three 30 inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank. The recalled lifts have a label on the vertical mast reading PERFORMANCE BUILT, MUD BOSS, or 150 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST.

The firm has received two reports of the drywall lifts failing and dropping their load. No injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers could purchase the affected equipment at Lowe's, Menards and Orgill Inc. stores nationwide from January 2013 through January 2016 for about $250.

Owners of the recalled lifts should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a full refund.

Customers can contact YTL International at (888) 723-6534.