The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Evenflo Co., today announced a voluntary recall of about 183,000 Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates because the slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.
The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall.
Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at safety.evenflo.com to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood replacement gate.
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