Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosif3r works great, but i hope i never have to use it for its intended purpose.
I will say up front that while i eventually intend to have this product be available for use for its intended purpose (emergency exit in case of a fire) that is *not* why I bought it. I bought it specifically so that I would have a safe way to climb in and out of an ever-deepening hole in my attic floor, where a chimney is steadily shrinking brick by brick. And in that respect it has performed admirably. I obviously had to secure it other than it was meant to (it's meant to hook over a window sill - I had to bolt it to attic rafter joists), but even though it's coming over an open space rather than against the side of a house it's perfectly fine climbing up and down on.
I would also say that i hope neither I, nor anyone else who buys it, ever has to use it in case of a fire. Not because there's anything wrong with the ladder, but because it means the house would be on fire...
August 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgal disappointed
The ladders will be useful in the event of a fire, but they are for a ONE TIME USE ONLY (read fine print on box).
Therefore it is not very practical if you have a family and want to have a drill and demonstrate how to use it in the event of an emergency.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LLT One time use only!
Why would you make a one time use only on and fire escape ladder. Every program you read or see, tells you to have your family practice your fire escape plan in your house. With this I practice, now I have to buy another one. Come on now!
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil a. great ladder for urban appartment
Great Sturdy ladder.
Have not had to use it yet
..it allows a person on third floor to easily escspe and climb down to safety.
July 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Very useful and helped provide peace of mind
Very convenient for storage and use. The latter gave us peace of mind for our daughter living in a residence that did not have adequate escape equipment.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robin Reliable
Ladder delivery came very quickly and the product looks reliable.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by suzib Good Ladder
I purchased this fire escape ladder for my daughter and her family. The live in an apartment on 2nd floor. Small patio overlooking lawn area. Have always thought about..what if there is a fire. So thankfully this ladder has not been used and hopefully never will. But we have some peace of mind knowing this is ready. I have not seen ladder but she was pleased with it, seemed decent quality. Her young sons right away were taking it out of packaging and checking it out.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary product has not been unpacked but appears to be adequate
the product is for my son and his children. they live in a second floor apartment that is 24 feet from bedrooom windows to ground. if there is a fire in the lower apartments the stairway escape may be blocked thus requiring a bedroom window escape. the Kidde escape ladder is an important safety tool.
February 24, 2014