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150,000 baby gates recalled

150,000 baby gates recalled

Credit: CPSC

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Parents may want to check their baby gates.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 150,000 Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates because the slats may break or detach.

Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.

The recall involves models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail.

Toys “R” Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.

You can call the company at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to get a replacement gate. You can also find more information on the company’s web site.

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