Name of Product: PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates
Hazard: 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.
Remedy: Refund. Consumers should stop using the safety gate and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Any PATRULL KLÄMMA /SMIDIG safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund. Consumers who want to keep their PATRULL KLÄMMA 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.
Contact information for consumers: To learn more, contact IKEA toll-free at (787) 750-IKEA (4532) anytime.
Description: 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 item number. Gates with the following item numbers are recalled: 302-265-21 500-375-67 501-919-50 655-517-10 700-989-65 901-136-01 .
Incidents/Injuries: 18 incidents have been reported globally, including three incidents in which children suffered injuries as a result of falling down the stairs. No injuries have been reported neither in the United States nor in Puerto Rico.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide in United States from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $35.
Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Penn.
Manufactured in: Denmark
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