Faulty light poles recalled

July 8, 2010

A government safety agency has announced a recall of light poles that can crack and fall after 11 of them crashed at stadiums and school gymnasiums over a decade-long period. Those poles are installed in several states, including Indiana. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there are more than 2,500 of the poles around the country. Manufactured by the now-defunct Whitco Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, the poles can weigh between one and four tons. The commission said no one has been killed by the falling poles, but several schools and outdoor bleachers have been “significantly” damaged. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.