IKEA Recalls 80,000 Safety Gates & Extenders Over Fall Hazards

On the heels of its recall of 29 million dressers linked to three toddler deaths, IKEA announced this week that it would also call back 80,000 safety gates and safety gate extensions due to potential fall hazards.

The furniture retailer says it initiated the recall of 80,000 Patrull Klamma, Patrull Fast, and Patrull safety gates after receiving 55 reports of fall incidents worldwide.

According to a notice posted with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the gates’ locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers.

Of the 55 incident reports cited by IKEA, 10 resulted in injuries involving two concussions, and cuts and bruising. Four of the incidents were reported in the U.S. two resulting in cuts and bruising to children.

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The gates, which are made of beech wood or steel and plastic, were sold in stores and online from August 1995 through June 2016.

The CPSC notes that IKEA previously recalled Patrull Klamma gates in 2015 for the same issues. More recently, the company recalled all Patrull Klamma and Fast gates in other parts of the world.

Recalled products can be identified by a permanent label attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the gate. The following article numbers are included:

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Customers who have one of the recalled gates or extenders are urged to stop using the product and return them back to any IKEA store for a full refund.