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.
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.
Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies "R" Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60.
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.
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