IKEA Recalls Safety Gates and Extensions Due to Fall Hazard

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
July 14, 2016 Updated: July 14, 2016

About 80,000 IKEA safety gates and gate extensions, in addition to around 28,000 units in Canada, were recalled on July 14 due to a fall hazard.

The company has received 55 incident reports worldwide. Ten of the incidents resulted in two concussions, and cuts and bruising, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Four of those incidents were reported in the United States.

The recall includes the IKEA’s Patrull, Patrull Fast, and Patrull Klamma, which was previously recalled in May 2015.

The company said the gate’s locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard. 

IKEA urges customers to stop using the gates immediately, and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. 

PATRULL KLAMMA safety gate (Source: CPSC)
Patrull Klamma safety gate (Source: CPSC)

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.

The gates were sold nationwide and online from August 1995 through June 2015 for between $10 and $60, CPSC reports.

A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing “IKEA” and the article number.

(Source: CPSC)
(Source: CPSC)

Below are the gates with the following article numbers included in the recall:

(Source: CPSC)
(Source: CPSC)

PATRULL safety gate extension (Source: CPSC)
PATRULL safety gate extension (Source: CPSC)

PATRULL KLAMMA safety gate extension (Source: CPSC)
Patrull Klamma safety gate extension (Source: CPSC)

PATRULL safety gate (Source: CPSC)
Patrull Klamma safety gate (Source: CPSC)