Lever Extender (C5880)

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Adjust any reclining chair with ease! Extender handle attaches to the existing lever on your chair in seconds so you can reach it without effort or strain. A godsend for anyone with reduced strength or mobility! Oversized handle is easy to grasp and operate. Includes hardware for quick installation on any recliner lever. Heavy-duty steel construction. 9" L x 7" W.

"My Mother could no longer use her recliner because she didn't have the strength to open or close it. With the extender she is back in her "favorite" chair. Worth every penny!"   - Customer in Ghent, KY


Based on 116 reviews
May 11, 2017
Worth every cent to me.
It has saved me so much pain in my right hand.
Apr 14, 2017
I can finally get my in and out of my chair with ease!!
I can finally get up out of my recliner with ease! Was East to install. Makes a world of difference to be able to get up out of my recliner and a lot easier when I want to recline!! Thank You for making life easier for me!!
Apr 03, 2017
Repair handle.
I purchased the extender handle because I broke the handle on my recliner and used the extender as a "repair". It worked great.
Mar 30, 2017
lever extender
got this extender for my husband who has had a stroke. He can now sit in this chair. love it
Mar 26, 2017
Helps with leverage..
For an 87 year old that was struggling to close the chair, now, not a problem.
Mar 23, 2017
Mar 01, 2017
I like this item it has helped me
It helps me open and close my recliner and that was my reason for getting it
Feb 03, 2017
Got this for my wife--she loves it.
Got this for my wife--she loves it. Makes it so much easier for her to pull.
Jan 03, 2017
This is an awesome product!
Bought this item for my 91 year old aunt and she now can use her recliner again!
Dec 15, 2016
Solved my problem
I use it on my rocker/recliner. I have short arms and it was hard to reach the handle to recline the chair. This solved my problem. I can reach the lever and recline with ease and no help from my husband. He's happy I can do it all alone now.
Oct 09, 2016
Not as advertised
Poorly designed. Would not stay tight on the lever. Hangs out away from the chair so far that my hand would hang up in it. A good idea that needs some (or a lot) of refinement.
Oct 08, 2016
Love it.
Love it, it works great. My mom can recline without any trouble. Worth it.
Sep 30, 2016
Waste of money
Very disappointed
Sep 07, 2016
Great product!
Needed this on the recliner for easier handling. Works perfect, and very well made.
Aug 06, 2016
I would purchase again!
Purchased for a lady in nursing home that could not work lever on her recliner - now she can! I even ordered one just in case I reach that point in life!
Jun 17, 2016
Arrived as advertised. very easy to install, works like a charm. Previous lever snapped off in the middle, chair now better than ever. Thanks.
May 29, 2016
Very good product . My wife loves it .
My wife had trouble rasing the foot rest on her recliner . This solve the problem and it was easy to install .
May 06, 2016
Really enjoy my lever extender.
Was simple to put on and made it easier to get in and out of my chair after surgery.
Apr 22, 2016
I would buy this product again
I am very short and have a difficult time reaching the recliner handle while sitting in recliner.I also have arthritis in my hands the large handle helps with the grip.
Apr 17, 2016
Great product!!
I have been using for several months now. Was having difficulty raising and lowering my foot rest on my recliner, due to medical problems. Lowering was the most difficult, but with the lever extender, lowering is much easier. I am very pleased with it and would recommend to anyone having problems operating lever.
Apr 02, 2016
I sleep in my recliner because of health problems. I have taken bad falls during the night when I couldn't get out of the chair quick enough because of a charley horse. With the extender I can get out quickly and easily.
Mar 07, 2016
Lever Extender
Gave this to MIL to help her with her easy chair. It went on easily, and worked as promised.
Feb 27, 2016
recliner handle extender
I have a small recliner that was just difficult for me move into an open position due to severe rheumatoid arthritis- this little handle made a world of difference. It actually surprises me that it works so well. I would recommend this for anyone w/similar limitations. Thank you for an excellent 'helper' product. :)
Feb 18, 2016
Lever Extender
Love it ,seems like when you are short it's hard to reach the lever on a recliner without stretching awkwardly over the side to reach it thanks to the lever extender that stretching is over .
Feb 03, 2016
Pull leaver
Used on recliner
Jan 14, 2016
Works well
My husband had a hard time lowering the leg support from both his recliners due to weakened leg muscles. He finds the handle works well and is very pleased how easy it is now for him to lower the leg section of the recliner.
Jan 11, 2016
this works for me as I have handicapped shoulders and hard
it helps me get comfortable in my chair,, without it I can not pull the lever
Dec 31, 2015
Lever Extender
It was difficult for me until I read the instructions and looked at the picture. I am short and needed the added help to raise and lower the footrest of my chair.
Dec 30, 2015
too heavy
The thing is so heavy I could barely believe it! I was sure it would break my handle. I returned it and got my refund.
Dec 30, 2015
Very Useful
My mother has little upper body strength right now (recovering from medical procedures). We purchased this so that she could more easily recline in hee chair. It is a very useful gadget.
Dec 29, 2015
Great Product
Fixed broken recliner handle! Works great and was easy to install.
Dec 26, 2015
Lever extender
This works great on my Lazy boy big boy recliner.
Dec 14, 2015
Not Good Enough
The extender did not fit on my dad's recliner. It was too bulky.
Nov 23, 2015
Excellent quality, easy install, 100% satisifed !!
Nice handle for Mom's recliner. Makes life easier for her !
Nov 19, 2015
doesn't look great, but works great.
Wide arm recliner, now I can reach the handle.
Nov 19, 2015
Recliner handle extender
The 'extender' is easy to install and very functional. It is larger than pictured, but the leverage is perfect.
Nov 17, 2015
Short people will love this item
This makes it so much easier for my wife and myself getting out of our recliner!
Nov 15, 2015
very easy to handle, recliner lever
Had a friend who used this on her recliner and wanted one ever since. Good for shorter people who have to reach farther to find recliner lever, quite useful, and easy to find. It went on to the lever quite easily and holds in place without any trouble. Good construction and quite useful every day. Thanks for helping me find this functional tool for my home.
Nov 11, 2015
Husband can now reachthe handle without much trouble
My husband is handicapped on the right side just grabs the handle with his left hand and moves it. He is very happy with the handle.
Nov 06, 2015
Poor Function
Purchased this product for my 85 yo Mother thinking it would ease her ability to lift the leg rest on her recliner. I installed it and she demonstrated to me it was actually more difficult to raise the leg rest with it than without it. Very disappointed with the lack of function. I will be returning the product.
Nov 06, 2015
Poor functionality
I purchased this product for my 85 yo Mother. It was easy to install, but it was actually harder for my Mother to raise the leg lift on the recliner with it attached. I was very disappointed and will be returning the product.
Sep 22, 2015
easy to install
very easy to install and very useful to use.
Aug 17, 2015
Great product!
The handle makes it easier to move the lever on my husband's chair. I would recommend this item!
Aug 17, 2015
Excellent Product
As advertised.
Aug 15, 2015
Love it!
I have shoulder problem on side with lever, so these level extenders (I bought two of them) are the cat's meow. I can raise and lower the recliner with ease. Thank you for a great, well-made product. They were a little pricey but well worth it for me.
Aug 05, 2015
lever extender
overall good. lever on my chair almost hits floor when leaned back, so lever is too big to work, will try and adjust again.
Jul 15, 2015
not quite good enough. I do have to lean way over!
If I grab handle at the top of curve, I am unable to pull back far enough to get chair to recline. My wrist won't bend back - it hurts and I cannot finish the movement. I have a Lazy boy recliner. Your handle does not come up high enough to reach easily. And I have minimal arthritis in my thumb joint and wrist. It does move easily to bring chair back into upright position. So the handle helps a little bit but I need several more inches in height to be of true benefit.
Jun 08, 2015
works great
makes it easy to raise the foot of the recliner
May 25, 2015
Love it
It is easy to install and also to use. I use it on my recliner so I don't have to reach so far.
May 09, 2015
Works Like a Charm!
My wife is a short lady who typically has difficulty reaching over the arm of our recliner and down the side to grasp the bar-like handle. But not any more after installing this handle! Just what we've needed.
Apr 22, 2015
very happy with chair extender
on my east chair
Feb 14, 2015
Best product design ever
My husband and I have added this handle extender to both of our recliners and put one on my mother's recliner as well. Perfect tool to make the recliner easier to use. Effortless to release the foot support now. Great design and we couldn't be happier.
Dec 17, 2014
No No No!
This Product is way heavy, sticks out further than the chair. Does not make it to use, without it far works better. Definitely not a good buy for us.
Dec 10, 2014
This really works!
Due to weakened strength in my hands, I was unable to recline my recliner. With this extender, I am able to recline and return to sitting position easily! It is easy to grasp and to hold on to.
Dec 07, 2014
Great Handle and not cheap plastic
It surprised me that it was not made of cheap plastic but of durable metal. This is a well made item
Dec 03, 2014
I love it. It helps my shoulder pain.
I have a shoulder problem and it makes it so much easier ti use my recliner.
Nov 22, 2014
For short armed people
My wife can now reach the lever on her recliner; She doesn't now need help to elevate the foot rest.
Oct 30, 2014
Works as advertised!!!
I use the Lever Extender on my leather recliner. Very simple/easy to install. Easy to use when installed. I am 5"6. Now I do not need to bend over the side of the chair to use the lever. I just sit up straight & pull back on the lever handle. Really simple. Love that it is cast iron. That is a plus for me. I researched for others. All of the cast irons ones were really expensive. Harriet has the best price overall. Delivery was faster than I expected. Delivered a few days prior to my due date.
Sep 25, 2014
Short Person in a BIG Recliner
I purchased a Lazy Boy recliner that is absolutely huge, only because it was the only one available that had all the functions (heat, massage, etc.) that I wanted. However, because I'm very short, I simply could not reach the handle without literally leaning half of my body over the arm of the chair and, with serious back problems, that totally defeated the purpose of buying the chair, so I found myself using it just as a chair and not a recliner. I searched everywhere for an extender that attached vertically (creating an L-shape with the handle pointing upward) but apparently they don't exist, so I "settled" for this one. That was several years ago and it has been a life-saver for me. Even though it attaches horizontally, the width extends the reach enough that I only have to lean a little to get to it.
Sep 01, 2014
Great Idea
Very easy to install. No problems with it so far. I bought it because I was having knee surgergy and would be unable to use the recliner if my legs were the only thing pushing the bottom back down. Now with the Extender I don't have that problem.
Aug 14, 2014
Makes a big difference
I hesitated to raise the footrst on my recliner because it hurt my arm to pull the lever, but the handle makes it much easier.
Jul 28, 2014
Great product
Bought this for my Mom who is 91 yrs old. She could not recline her chair. With this, it is so easy for her to recline now. Thanks for a great product!
Jul 15, 2014
this is a true helper , so easy to install and strong , made life easier
Jul 05, 2014
Helps me tremendously. Love it
Works great! I am using the extender on Lazy Boy recliner.
Jun 17, 2014
works perfectly on La-Z-Boy recliners!!!
tighten the screws well and enjoy--reaching the chair's handle is now a breeze!!!
Jun 10, 2014
Works fine.
Worked fine after a few adjustments on my chair handle.
Jun 09, 2014
Just what I needed!
Was ready to give up my new recliner...that is until I discovered this lever. It works like a charm! I installed it by myself, and was thrilled to be able to recline and relax with no effort. It sure makes it so much easier on my arm and shoulder.
Jun 07, 2014
perfect handle extension
Make using recliner much easier
May 28, 2014
Great help
This was a great help after the chair lever broke off.
May 14, 2014
Lever Extender
Really like this product with my handicap
May 08, 2014
My husband had trouble with his shoulder so this came in handy when he needed to put his chair foot down-
Apr 18, 2014
Lever Extender
Purchased two--one for me, one for sister. Both of us highly satisfied.
Mar 25, 2014
Good idea for a reclining chair
I was disappointed because it was unable to be installed due to a stripped screw. It was unfortunate that I had to return it. It appeared to be well made, except for the screw. I hope that it will be replaced with one that works.
Mar 18, 2014
Mom Loves It!
My Mother could no longer use her recliner because she didn't have the strength to open or close it. With the extender she is back in her "favorite" chair. Worth every penny!
Mar 17, 2014
Helpful addition to my recliner
Purchased two for use on both recliners easy to install, well-built.
Mar 13, 2014
Solved my problem!
I received a large recliner for Christmas with a small handle that was hard for me to reach, having short arms and wide arms on chair, this has worked our great for me. Thanks to the designer for such an idea.
Mar 11, 2014
the help we needed
Our recliner was impossible to use comfortably and easy..it really helped , and also helped not be so painful to the arms, shoulders, back..it is a bit bulky looking, but worth the little bulky look for the ease of using it..
Mar 07, 2014
Help for short arms
I have very short arms and was worried the lever might break when it slammed down because I couldn't reach properly. That was until I got the lever extender. What a great assist for folks like me. Makes recliner lever easy to lift and lower without fear of something breaking.
Mar 06, 2014
So easy to use
The top part of the handle on my recliner had broken and it was hard to operate. The extender fit over the wide part of the handle and it is so easy to use. Should have purchased it a long time ago.
Feb 19, 2014
Just what I needed
I use this handle on my recliner, I am short and when I purchased my new lazyboy I could not elevate my feet or put them down, the handle was too low. Ordered this lever extender & it allowed me to elevate & lower myself without having help. I did find adding a pillow to sit on made it even easier to use.
Feb 15, 2014
vey good
I thought it was a great idea but my Mother was just to weak, so I sent it back.
Feb 13, 2014
Now I can Sit Back & Relax
After getting a new recliner, I realized I couldn't pull the handle back, but this product made it so easy. It's really a practical easy to install & use product. I love it!
Feb 11, 2014
no regrets
Very easy to install. The lever on my recliner is locate so far back on the chair it was very difficult to operate. With the lever extender I can recline and sit up with ease. It made a huge difference! It's fantastic.
Feb 08, 2014
Great Aid for Using Your Recliner
This has been a great asset for me after my spinal surgery & sitting in my recliner! Previous to receiving this handle, I could not recline in my recliner because I was not allowed to bend or twist in any way. This lever extender has now allowed me to do this safely. Wish I had ordered it sooner!!!
Feb 05, 2014
It works But
it is great for someone with a large recliner, no bending over. The handle is to wide and hits the floor, no matter where on the lever you put it. This makes it difficult to get the foot section locked in
Jan 23, 2014
Exactly what I needed.
I have a large recliner that is very hard to extend foot, this extender has made a huge difference for the positive. So easy to use.
Jan 11, 2014
This solved the problem of my increasing difficulties in getting the chair to return to upright so I could get up.
Dec 15, 2013
Gr8 device for anyone!
Bought 1 of these for my recliner in my foot reflexology office. Has made it much easier for my clients to put their feet up & down. Also got 1 for my husband who is handicapped & spends a lot of time in his recliner. VERY helpful device! Well worth the price.
Dec 14, 2013
Helps Save My Back
Very easy to install and has made me closing my recliner so much easier. Great product.
Dec 11, 2013
Excellent product !!!
If you have reduced strength...or have shorter arms...this is for you...the handle is easy to grip...less arm strain to reach the handle...EASY to attach...LOVE this product !
Dec 11, 2013
Valuable asset
After breast surgery I needed something to help ease the recliner extension...Took a chance and it was a great addition.
Dec 09, 2013
Absolutely Fabulous !!
Fantastic ! Easy and quick to install. Before I found this, it was hard to reach the lever. Now it makes using the lever easy to grab and easy on my back. Best invention since sliced bread !
Nov 17, 2013
Lever saves a good night's sleep!
I put the lever extender on one of our big reclining chairs and the handle fit well. It was easy to install. I am able to operate the chair by myself now. It distributed the weight and length of the handle and chair operation so that it is much easier to operate. I plan to buy one for the rest of our chairs. This is a great solution to a long standing problem. I need to sleep in the chair and it has made getting in and out so much easier. Thanks for the product and its quality.
Nov 14, 2013
Not a cheap add on!
This unit went on easy. There are rubber gaskets that protect the wood handle. The unit can slide up and down the handle for best positioning, I know as I moved ours three times. Once tightened, it will not move in operation. Impressive un its simplicity. Well made.
Oct 31, 2013
The extender gave me the leverage I need
I really like this chair but the lever was too short and it made it hard to extend the foot rest. The all metal extender gave me the leverage needed. It's rugged design and material will last longer that the life of this chair and will be easy to transfer to the next.
Oct 31, 2013
Great Product
Ordered this for my husband who has a bad hip and trouble bending to reach the short handle. He is very pleased with this extension and says it works super!
Oct 30, 2013
Works very good.
I'm using it on my easy chair. It works very well. It isn't very attractive.
Oct 30, 2013
Great help
It has been a great help as I heal from surgery.
Oct 29, 2013
Lever extender
Ordered this for my elderly mother that was not strong enough to recline her new recliner.Installed it and on the second try she did it on her own. Yay!! Was a life saver for both of us..excellent item. Thanks!
Oct 28, 2013
Big help
This handle worked out great for my elderly father in laws favorite recliner.
Oct 27, 2013
I bought this for my wife. She just came home from the hospital and must sit with her legs elevated. The handle for the recliner was a little too short for her. This makes it easier to reach and use. Worth every penny!!!
Oct 06, 2013
Excellent quality and ease of use.
I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality and how easy it was to install it. I will enjoy its company for many years to come.
Aug 26, 2013
It Works!
I makes handle easy to reach and requires less muscle strain,
Aug 25, 2013
great product
My wife is short and this is a big help to her in reaching the handle on the recliner.
Aug 01, 2013
Works for weak man.
My dad got stuck in his recliner because he was not strong enough to pull it. I saw this in your catalog and thought it would be perfect. Now I have to send it to him.
Aug 01, 2013
Great Product
Bought it for my neighbors (husband & his wife) who are 92 & 88 respectively. The3y had just purchased a pair of recliners but had difficulty with the existing lever. These extenders put them in heaven early! (pun intended). After I installed them as I left they were both sitting in their respective chairs reclining and sitting up, reclining and sitting up... Great purchase!
Jul 23, 2013
Good idea...too bad it doesn't fit right
I need the extra lift when our dog decides it is my turn to hold him on my lap. It is difficult reaching around him. He weighs 50 pounds. I removed some answers above because they were not entered in right order. But they remain. What good is that when remarks are mixed up so they don't make sense.
Jul 19, 2013
Lever Extender
Bought this for my husband's recliner. Much easier for him to lift his feet and recline.
May 31, 2013
Good for short or elderly people
Good idea!
May 20, 2013
Great idea, Helps my back.
May 18, 2013
I love my extender.
No more struggling on raising my footrest. I wish I would have gotten one earlier. Thank you
May 17, 2013
wonderful wonderful wonderful !
this handle is wonderful as an extension to raise my recliner. I cannot reach the regular chair handle without leaning way over the side. Adding this extension makes pulling or lifting and releasing much easier.
May 08, 2013
works great!
I Bought it for my husband as he can't reach lever on recliner. It was easy to install and works great. Only problem is it hits the tile floor so I had to wrap it with material so it won't crack the tile. Tried to adjust it but nothing worked. It is a very good product and very functional though.
Apr 24, 2013
Unhappy Nana
This will not fit the arm on our chair so that it can be tightened up to stay on. When it stays on it works great but it just won't stay on our chair.
Apr 23, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
I would buy this product again
I use this product on my recliner chairs. My arms are short and it was hard to reach the original handle.
Item Number Product Description Availability
5880 Lever Extender In Stock