IKEA recalls PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG pressure mounted safety gate due to fall hazard
PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gate
PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate
IKEA warns customers who have a PATRULL KLÄMMA or a PATRULL SMIDIG pressure mounted safety gate that these models are not to be used at the top of a staircase.
The PATRULL KLÄMMA or PATRULL SMIDIG pressure mounted safety gates are safe to use in a doorway between rooms or at the bottom of a staircase.
IKEA has received reports where the friction between the wall and the pressure mounted safety gate has been insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position. In addition, the lower metal bar could constitute a tripping hazard. If the gate is mounted at the top of a staircase this poses a fall hazard and risk of injury. There have been 18 reports identified where children have been injured as a result of falling downwards on stairs.
Customers who wish to keep their PATRULL KLÄMMA or PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate for use in a doorway between rooms or at the bottom of a staircase can contact IKEA to free of charge receive updated user instructions and new adhesive warning labels to put on their safety gate.
Customer who wish to return their PATRULL KLÄMMA or PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate with date stamp 1510 (YYWW year-week) or prior, are welcome to any IKEA store to return it for a full refund. Any PATRULL safety gate extension unit may also be returned for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required to obtain the refund.
PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates have been sold since August 1st 1995.
For more information, contact the Returns & Exchange department at any IKEA store or contact IKEA at 1670-4532 for an exchange or full refund.
Identifying marks and location
A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing product information. The date stamp year-week (YYWW) is also found on this label on the right hand side as indicated below.
Sample of label on PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gate