IKEA Safety Gates Recall – Unlatch unexpectedly
IKEA Recalls Safety Gates and Safety Gate Extensions Due to Fall Hazard
Name of product:Safety gates and safety gate extensions
The locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers.
Consumer Contact: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.
Canada and USA
About 80,000 (in addition, about 28,000 were sold in Canada). The PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gates were previously recalled in May 2015.
This recall involves IKEA PATRULL, PATRULL FAST and PATRULL KLÄMMA 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 ¾ inches high with an adjustable width from about 28 ¾ inches to 34 ¼ inches. The gate extensions measure about 28 ¾ inches high with an adjustable width from about 2 ½ 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 KLÄMMA safety gate||302.265.21|
|PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gate extension||302.651.45, 902.265.23|
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the safety gates and safety gate extensions and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through June 2016 for between $10 and $60.
IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.
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