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Recall: Walk-Through Railing Ladder Extensions


On 2006-05-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Walk-Through Railing Ladder Extensions due to a potential impact injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2004 for about $325.00 to $380.00.

About 800 units are involved in this American Innovations ladder extensions recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Ladders & Accessories category in 2006.

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Walk-Through Railing Ladder Extensions
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What is the problem?

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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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

These items were sold new+ at Hardware supply stores, catalogs, and the American Innovations Corp. Web site nationwide from September 2004 through February 2006 for between $325 and $380.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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

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