Recall: Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates
On 2010-03-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2007 for about $40.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Evenflo stair gate recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Gates (Safety) category in 2010.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 233-5921
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What is the problem?
The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Toys "R" Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood replacement gate.
For additional information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at safety.evenflo.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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