Evenflo Recalls 183,000 Wooden Child-Safety Gates in US and Canada
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada in cooperation with Evenflo Co. Inc of Miamisburg OH is recalling the Top-of-Stair ™ Plus Wood Gate which is used to prevent children from falling down stairs.
Evenflo has received 142 reports of broken or detached slats, including three reports of children who actually breached the gate and gained access to the stairs. Most of the injuries were minor, including bumps, bruises, scrapes and scratches.
The recall involves models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates manufactured in Mexico from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are involved in the recall.
About 150,000 were sold in the United States and 33,000 in Canada. The gates were sold online and in retail stores including Toys R Us, Burlington Baby Depot, and Kmart and retailed for about $40.
Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 for a free newer model 10503 or 10513. More information can also be found at the company website at http://safety.evenflo.com.
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