Rescue Prepared had a problem to face from the start; their product wasn’t completely groundbreaking. Related ladders already existed in the marketplace, so Eric Hartsfield and Brett Russell needed to design a ladder that might compete with different main merchandise. Identical to many different companies, Rescue Prepared was impacted by provide chain points associated to COVID-19, they usually needed to ship out ladders earlier than their covers and backplates have been prepared. In March 2022, they modified the ladder design but once more, hoping it might assist with provide points, however an internet site manufacturing replace from 2023 states that they’re nonetheless ready for producers to catch up.
They have not declared themselves out of enterprise, however evidently Rescue Prepared has been quiet for a while on social media, and their web site, BeRescueReady.com, has an expired certificates. Their final Instagram submit, whereas constructive, dates again to July 2020, and in 2022, the corporate modified their enterprise hours on Fb.
Even so, likes and feedback nonetheless pour in from householders and followers of Shark Tank who cherished the thought. Russell and Hartsfield have been completely proper; tons of of fogeys needed a Rescue Prepared ladder for his or her youngsters’s bedrooms. “Earlier than I had youngsters I might have by no means understood your product,” one commenter wrote on a Fb submit, “Now I might pay the [money] if it have been an possibility in home windows. I hope you succeed. One life saved is success.”