Recall: Foldaway expandable safety gates
On 2017-06-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Foldaway expandable safety gates due to a potential entrapment and strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $20 to $35.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Madison Mill Inc safety gates recall. 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 2017.
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What is the problem?
A young child’s neck can fit into the “V” shaped opening along the top edge of the gate, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards to young children. Also, young children can pass under the gate allowing access to restricted areas, such as stairs.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Madison Mill 23 and 25 foldaway expandable safety gates. Item number 23 extends to three feet and item number 25 extends to five feet. The expandable gates are made of hardwood and are used to secure children or small pets in certain areas of the home. The model and item number can be found on the original packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Do It Best stores and other independent hardware stores nationwide from January 2013 through May 2017 for between $20 and $35.
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 immediately stop using the recalled gates and contact Madison Mill for instructions on receiving a full refund.
Madison Mill at 877-220-4705 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.madisonmill.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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