IKEA is recalling 80,000 baby gates after reports that the gates can unlock and open unexpectedly.

By Hollee Actman Becker
July 19, 2016
Credit: IKEA

We've got another big IKEA recall, guys.

Experts say the gates can unlock by themselves and lead to falls. IKEA has received 55 reports of incidents worldwide, including at least 10 injuries that resulted in cuts and bruising and two concussions—some the result of the safety gates opening unexpectedly and children falling down stairs.


A third party investigation has shown that the locking mechanism is not reliable, posing a risk for small children, despite approved tests to applicable standards. So if you're an IKEA baby gate user, here's what to look for:

The gates in question are the Patrull Safety Gate and Extension, the Patrull Fast Safety Gate, and the Patrull Klamma Safety Gate and Extension. They are white, made of beech wood or steel and plastic, and measure 28.75 inches high with an adjustable width from 28.75 to 34.25 inches.

There are several models and article numbers included in the recall, so if you have one of these gates in your home, click here to check out the full recall list. Then look for the label attached to the metal bar at the bottom of your own safety gate to find out if your product is one of them.

If it is, stop using the gate immediately and bring it back to the store for a full refund—no receipt necessary.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.