Name of product: PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates
Hazard: The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free 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.
Units: About 58,000 in U.S. and 17,000 in Canada
Description: 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:
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 18 incidents worldwide, including three incidents in which children have been injured as a result of falling down stairs. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the safety gate and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. 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.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $35.
Importer(s): IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Penn.
Manufactured in: Denmark
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