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IKEA Recalls 2 Safety Gate Models After Kids Fall Down Stairs

CANTON (WWJ) - IKEA is recalling approximately 75,000 of their Patrull Klamma and Patrull Smidig safety gates after three kids were injured falling down the stairs.

The company said friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted gates is not enough to keep them in place. In addition, the lower metal bar could constitute a tripping hazard.

The gates, which have been sold since August 1, 1995, are not to be used at the top of a staircase, IKEA said.

Customers who wish to keep their gate for use in a doorway between rooms or at the bottom of a staircase can contact IKEA to  receive a free updated user instructions and new adhesive warning labels to put on their gate. The updated user instructions and new adhesive warning labels will be available on Tuesday May 19.

Customer who wish to return their gate with manufacturing date stamp 1/5/10 (YYWW year-week) or prior, are welcome to any IKEA store to return it for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required.

For more information, contact the Returns & Exchange department at any IKEA store or call 888-966-4532 for an exchange or full refund.

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