American Innovations Corp. Recalls Ladder Extensions that Can Detach and Hit Consumers

May 10, 2006
Alert #06-549

 

 

American Innovations Corp. Recalls Ladder Extensions that Can Detach and Hit Consumers

 

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Walk-Through Railing Ladder Extensions

Units: About 750

Distributor: American Innovations Corp., of Long Lake, Minn.

Hazard: If the knob securing the extension unit to the ladder is not tight, it can detach and fall when the ladder is being removed or lowered. The unit could hit a bystander, causing serious head injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an extension falling off a ladder. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Ladder Walk-Through Railing Extensions fit over extension ladder rails and provide handholds for safe passage while moving to a platform or rooftop.

Sold by: Hardware supply stores, catalogs, and the American Innovations Corp. Web site nationwide from September 2004 through February 2006 for between $325 and $380.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Owners are being sent a free repair kit, including a safety strap and easy-to-follow assembly instructions. Until the repair is made, consumers should check to make sure the knob securing the extension unit is tight during use.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact American Innovations toll-free at (888) 912-9888 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ladderinnovations.com

 

Picture of Recalled Ladder Extension