Recall date: May 12, 2015
Recall number: 15-133

Recall Summary

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
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.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 58,000 in U.S. and 17,000 in Canada
Description:

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.

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 article number. Gates with the following article numbers are recalled:

 

302-265-21

500-375-67

501-919-50

655-517-10

700-989-65

901-136-01

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

 
Remedy:

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.

Sold At:

IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015 for about $35.

Importer(s):

IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Penn.

Manufactured In:
Denmark