Peter John M. Distributions Inc recalls guzzie+Guss safety gates and safety gate extensions

Starting date:
October 20, 2016
Posting date:
October 20, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard, Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60638

Affected products

guzzie+Guss Safety Gates and Safety Gate Extensions

Product description

This recall involves guzzie+Guss safety gates (model number G+G301) (this gate was sold with an 8 cm extension) and the 20 cm gate extensions (model number G+G320).  The safety gates and extensions are white and made of metal.  The guzzie+Gus safety gates are pressure-mounted and open both inward and outward.

The logo guzzie+Guss is printed on the top release handle. The model number G+G301 is printed on a sticker on the lower rail.

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these safety gates do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for expansion gates.

The protective plastic end caps installed in the top rail section of the gate can detach from the product.  These end caps are small parts and therefore pose a choking hazard to young children. 

In addition, the decorative and protecting coating contains barium in excess of the allowable limit.

Some forms of barium are safely used in medical and commercial applications, while other forms of barium can be toxic, causing adverse health effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps as well as more severe symptoms. Gates for children coated with paint containing barium in excess of the allowable limit are strictly prohibited in Canada.

Neither Health Canada nor Peter John M. Distributions Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these safety gates in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1500 units of the recalled safety gates and 700 units of the safety gate extensions were sold online and at various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled safety gates were sold from August 2010 to September 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Yuewang area, Shaxi Town
Jiangsu Province
Taicang City
CHINA
Importer
Peter John M. Distributions Inc.
Delta
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled safety gates and safety gate extensions and may dispose of them according to local municipal waste guidelines.

For more information, consumers may contact Peter John M. Distributions by telephone at 1-888-597-0992, from 9 am to 3 pm (PST), by email or visit the firm'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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.