IKEA Canada recalls PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates

Starting date:
May 12, 2015
Posting date:
May 12, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53309

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA

Affected products

PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates

Product description

This recall involves the PATRULL KLÄMMA and the PATRULL SMIDIG metal safety gates with a date stamp 1510 (YYWW- Year & Week) or earlier. They are white, pressure mounted adjustable safety gates made of steel and plastic, and designed to be installed between the two sides of the door frame to hold the gate in place.  A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing the article number and date stamp.

The following safety gates are recalled:
Model

Overall Dimentions

Colour Article Number
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

 

Hazard identified

The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. The safety gate is not intended to be used at the top of stairs.  In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.

IKEA has received 18 incidents worldwide, including 4 in Canada, with serious injuries reported for Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Number sold

Approximately 17,035 of the PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates were sold in Canada and approximately 58,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled safety gates were sold in Canada and in the United States from August 1995 to February 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Denmark.

Companies

Distributor
IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the safety gate and return it to IKEA stores for a full refund. Any PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit IKEA's website for the IKEA Canada release.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.