Toddler health

RECALL: 2 Ikea safety gates

IKEA and Health Canada have issued a recall for two safety gates after serious injuries were reported.

By TP staff

IKEA safety gate recall Photo: Health Canada

Health Canada has announced the recall of two IKEA Canada child safety gates—Patrull Klamma and Patrull Smidig pressure-mounted safety gates with the date 1510 or older (you can find the date and article number of your gate on the lower bar). See the full list of recalled products below.

IKEA Canada and Health Canada say it's not safe to use the gates at the top of the stairs because they don't stay put—posing a fall hazard. And the bar at the bottom poses a tripping hazard. These gates are not meant to be placed at the top of the stairs.

According to IKEA, four incidents have been reported in Canada. Eighteen incidents have been reported internationally, with serious injuries in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Here's a list of affected products (see Health Canada recall notice for full details):

PATRULL SMIDIG N safety gate: 72.5-86.0 cm, white, #50191950 PATRULL SMIDIG N safety gate: 72.5-87.5 cm, white, #50037567 PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate: 70-85 cm, white, #65551710 PATRULL SMIDIG N safety gate: 72.5-87.5 cm, white, #70098965 PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate: 72.5-86.0 cm, white, #90113601 PATRULL SMIDIG N safety extension gate: 6.5-13.5 cm, white, #10037060 PATRULL SMIDIG safety extension gate: 6.5-13.5 cm, white, #30191951 PATRULL SMIDIG safety extension gate: 15 cm, white, #45548610 PATRULL SMIDIG N safety extension gate: 6.5-13.5 cm, white, #50098966 PATRULL SMIDIG safety extension gate: 30 cm, white, #85569610 PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gate: 73-87 cm, white, #30226521 PATRULL KLÄMMA safety extension gate: 6.5-13 cm, white, #90226523

The gates have been sold across Canada and the US from August 1995 to February 2015.

If you have this product: Discontinue use immediately and return it to IKEA for full refund. You can also return any PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG gate extensions for full refund.

This article was originally published on May 12, 2015
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