Recall: Safety gates and safety gate extensions
On 2016-07-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Safety gates and safety gate extensions due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 1995 for about $10 to $60.
About 80,000 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 was the 1st recall of products in the Gates (Safety) category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
The locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves IKEA PATRULL, PATRULL FAST and PATRULL KLAMMA safety gates and safety gate extensions. The gates and gate extensions are white, made of beech wood or steel and plastic. The pressure-mounted gates open both inward and outward. They measure about 28 3/4 inches high with an adjustable width from about 28 3/4 inches to 34 1/4 inches. The gate extensions measure about 28 3/4 inches high with an adjustable width from about 2 1/2 inches to 5 inches. A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing "IKEA" and the article number. Gates with the following article numbers are included in this recall:
|PATRULL safety gate||702.390.98|
|PATRULL safety gate extension||602.651.44|
|PATRULL FAST safety gate (white)||700.377.26, 702.265.19|
|PATRULL FAST safety gate (beech wood)||300.375.68, 700.989.51, 701.135.98 and 901.919.53|
|PATRULL KLAMMA safety gate||302.265.21|
|PATRULL KLAMMA safety gate extension||302.651.45, 902.265.23|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/59042r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through June 2016 for between $10 and $60.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the safety gates and safety gate extensions and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
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
IKEA has received 55 reports of incidents worldwide, including 10 injuries that resulted in two concussions, and cuts and bruising. Four of the incidents were reported in the U.S. two resulting in cuts and bruising to children.
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.