Expanded Recall: Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates
On 2009-08-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $60. It was originally recalled on 2009-02-04.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Dorel stair gate recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Gates (Safety) category in 2009.
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What is the problem?
The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 20, 2008, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart.com and other online retailers from January 2005 through July 2009 for about $60.
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 the company to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumers can call Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return the stair gates to retail stores.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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