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Safety 1st Stair Gates Recalled

Date:
February 4, 2009
Category:
Health & Safety
Company/Brand:
Dorel Juvenile Group USA
The Danger:
The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.
Description:
This recall involves about 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 31, 2007, are white metal with a gray handle and have a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
Sold At:
Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies "R" Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. For more information, call (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m ET; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; e-mail Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Do not return the gate to the store.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09117.html