Closet ladders recalled for fall hazard

On January 27, 2011 the Frontgate Foldaway Closet Ladders were recalled by Health Canada.

The recall involves Frontgate foldaway closet two- and three-step ladders. The ladders are made of mahogany wood and designed for use in walk-in closets.

This recall includes cataloge item number 11998 for the two-step ladder and cataloge item numbers 11675, 11975, 30269, 37935 and 40645 for the three-step ladder.

What is the danger?

These ladders can unexpectedly break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The company has received about 860 reports of the ladders breaking, including 28 reports of injuries such as bruises and lacerations to the knees, shins, ankles and feet. There has been one report of the ladder breaking in Canada with no reports of injuries.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these ladders.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled ladders and contact Frontgate for instructions on how to receive a credit for the amount of the ladder.

For more information, contact Frontgate at 1-888-298-4651 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Frontgate Ladder recall website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 100 of the recalled Frontgate closet ladders were sold in Canada.

These recalled products were sold from December 2005 through July 2010 through Sky Mall cataloge in Canada and on the internet at and

The ladders were manufactured in Indonesia. The distributor is Dillon Davis of South San Francisco, California.