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Light poles recalled because they could fall

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some light poles at Albany State's baseball stadium are under recall tonight because of the danger that they'll fall.  Whitco Company of Fort Worth, Texas made the poles.

More than 2500 of them are now recalled because of a welding problem at the base which can cause them to snap and fall.

There have been no problems at ASU, but they plan to inspect the lights and take whatever steps are necessary.

Joseph West said, "First thing they'll do is they'll make them off limits to make sure no one gets hurt if they happen to fall and then the next thing they'll do is try to arrange them to get replaced."

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says all light poles sold between 2000 and 2005 should be inspected by an engineer to determine if there is any cracking in the base. If so, they should immediately be repaired or replaced.

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