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Ikea recalls stair gate after a number of children suffer falls

The company said the locking mechanism is not reliable and poses a risk to small children.

Source: Ikea

IKEA HAS ISSUED a recall of safety gates for stairs after a number of children suffered falls.

The company said it received customer reports of the Patrull gates opening unexpectedly and a number of children have fallen down stairs.

“Some of the incidents have required medical attention”, it said.

A third party investigation has shown that the locking mechanism is not reliable, posing a risk to small children, despite approved tests.

“At Ikea, we have a zero tolerance regarding child safety. We want to offer safe products and we believe that children are the most important people in the world,” commented Maria Thörn, Acting Business Area Manager at Children’s Ikea.

Whenever we are made aware of a possible safety issue with our products, we investigate thoroughly. We cannot accept that there could be a risk of injury while playing and as an immediate and precautionary action we have decided to recall all Patrull safety gates.

All customers who purchased Patrull stair gates are urged to immediately return them to an Ikea store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required.

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