Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by topaz Great Idea but...
This is a great option to a regular fire escape, to avoid concerns of an intruder climbing up a bedroom window.
Not a bad price and simple.
I do think it's a SERIOUS deficit that one can't try it out (throw away after one use). All emergency equipment should have the option of a trail run!! (
Hope someone reads this and comes up with a similar product that allows a trial run)
April 5, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edmontongirl Great product everyone homeowner should have
I bought 2 of these for our bedrooms upstairs .. the ladder did have some rust on it and it says its good for only one use then you have to throw it out.. so i havent been able to test it out.. however it seems easy to use and well constructed and would recommend to anyone with 1 1/5 - 2 storey home!
December 11, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimBob Cheap piece of mind.
Cheap piece of mind. Folks are complaining that you can't practice with this ladder ?? This ladder is designed to be your last ditch alternative to burning up on the second story - either jump out the window or scurry down the ladder. How many times have you run into a brick wall with your car to practice how the air bag works ? Or set your house on fire to see if your homeowner's insurance works ?
Familiarize yourself and others in your household on how this unit works; even practice hooking it on the window sill, just don't deploy the ladder.
Frankly, if you were to practice climbing down this or any other escape ladder, in all likelihood you would probably slip and fall; save that experience for when you absolutely have no other choice !
February 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by paradox Nicky586 is right!
You cannot fully practice with this ladder and expect it to work as it is designed in a real emergency. The manual states "It is strongly recommended that you practice mounting the ladder for deployment
as described in steps 1, 2, and 3 under instructions for use of this ladder. During
practices, DO NOT PULL THE RELEASE STRAP TO DEPLOY THE LADDER."
In other words, if you deploy the ladder for practice, you won't be able to pack it back up without jeopardizing it's performance when you need it in an emergency. It's like packing a parachute or the emergency slide of an airplane.
August 21, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nicky586 Single use ladder
I was disappointed to discover AFTER I purchased this ladder that is a ONE-TIME USE ONLY. I had planned to do a couple of fire drills with my children so they knew what to do in case of a fie. I was not expecting to purchase a second staircase for my home, but sure would have liked to use the ladder a few times. This is not listed in the specs anywhere and hopefully others will read this and know what they are purchasing.
May 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sarakune sturdy ladder
Cleverly designed, strong and fold able.A must have one in house.Home depot has the best price and service. They call me for pick up intime when I am still in store,good service though.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Canz Kidde 2 story fire escape ladder
Being a Firefighter I know the impotance of Fire safety. My Daughter now sleeps on the second floor of her townhouse and I cannot express the importance of owning this product enough ! I now feel at ease with the knowledge she has another egress from her Townhouse in case of Fire. Every homeowner with a second story bedroom should have this product right along with smoke detectors over every bedroom door. I highly recommend this.
November 13, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Single use only....but you need to practice
Our bedroom is on second floor and I felt we needed to practice this thing so my granddaughters would know wht to do.....so of course we opened it to practice.
It took us 30 minutes to figure it out and get it untangled and out the window......good thing we practiced.
Then we saw the instructions that said ."Single use only" "You need to practice".
The girls did not actually go out the window, but did climb from the bottom to see if we had it hooked onto the window sill correctly. It did hold...... It says KIDDIE, BUT ALSO SAYS IT WILL HOLD 500 LBS....Whats up with that?
So now we return it to the store as defective and buy another one ......and label this one defective so they won't resell it....I really don't see why we couldn't use it again...It seems stable....but I will go get another one......Now that I think of it....this one had been returned to store after someone used it....
June 20, 2013