IKEA recalls safety gates after 3 kids fall
Swedish retailer IKEA is recalling about 58,000 pressure-mounted safety gates in the United States, and another 17,000 in Canada.
The friction between the wall and the gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. Also, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
Consumers should stop using the safety gate and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. There have been 18 incidents worldwide, including three incidents in which children have been injured as a result of falling down stairs. So far, no injuries have been reported in the United States.
These safety gates are white, made of steel and plastic, and measure about 29 inches high with an adjustable width from about 29 inches to 34 inches. The gate has a spring mechanism that fits between the two sides of the door frame to hold the gate in place. A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing an article number. Gates with the following article numbers are recalled:
Any PATRULL KLÄMMA /SMIDIG safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund. Consumers who want to keep their PATRULL KLÄMMA or SMIDIG safety gate for limited use in a doorway between rooms or at the bottom of a staircase can contact IKEA to receive free updated user instructions and new adhesive warning labels to put on their safety gate.
The gates were sold IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $35.
To get more information about the recall, contact at IKEA toll-free at at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top or bottom of the page for more information.
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