Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2012.03.22 [Prevention of accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc.]

Prevention of accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc.

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Product Safety Technology Center
March 22, 2012

NITE (National Institute of Technology and Evaluation; President: Itaru Yasui) gave a presentation for the media on preventing accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc. as shown in the attached materials.

1. Press release

Release date:
March 22, 2012
Title:
Prevention of accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc.
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
Of the product accident information reported to the NITE Product Safety Technology Center, the number of accidents involving ladders, stepladders, etc. amounted to 189 for the five-year period from fiscal 2006 to 2010. Of those, 121 cases (64%) were "accident which is considered to have been caused entirely by improper or inadvertent use (accident cause category "E")," many of them involving serious damage such as death or serious injury. Hence, we urge you to take note of proper use of the products to prevent such accidents.
Press briefing paper in Japanese

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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