Recal: PATRULL KLAMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates
On 2015-05-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recal regarding PATRULL KLAMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 1995 for about $35.
About 60,000 units are involved in this IKEA safety gates recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Gates (Safety) category in 2015.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 966-4532
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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:
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53309r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $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 stop using the safety gate and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Any PATRULL KLAMMA /SMIDIG safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund. Consumers who want to keep their PATRULL KLAMMA 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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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