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Monday, November 04, 2002


Franklin Brass Safety First 24" Safety Grab Bar
I'm a little late in posting today since I had to go out and buy a grab bar and install it at my mother-in-law's apartment downstairs.

The installation seemed straight forward. All you needed to do was to drill six 1/4" holes in the wall, insert plastic anchors in the holes and then screw in the Grab Bar with the provided screws.

After drilling the holes, I saw that I only had five anchors! That's not right.

I found an extra one, down in the basement, and the bar is now securely fastened to the wall.

I called the company and told them that my package was missing an anchor. They said they'd inform shipping.

I did my part to help improve the safety of people who buy these safety bars.

When I took a close look at the package to find the phone number, I read:
IMPORTANT-CAUTION: Grab bars are safety supports only when installed properly and securely. Toggle bolts are recommended for plaster or dry wall installation
Hmm. Don't you think they could have put those IMPORTANT instructions ABOVE the installation instructions?

And why don't they just supply toggle bolts to start with.

Oops. Gotta go, just heard a big crash downstairs!

Just kidding.

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