May 10, 2006

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

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.

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.

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 firmís Web site at