On May 12, 2015, Health Canada and IKEA issued a recall for their PATRULL KLÄMMA and the PATRULL SMIDIG metal safety gates. The white, pressure mounted adjustable safety gates are made of steel and plastic, and designed to be installed between the two sides of the door frame to hold the gate in place.
Approximately 17,035 of the PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates were sold in Canada and approximately 58,000 were sold in the United States. The recalled safety gates were sold in Canada and in the United States from August 1995 to February 2015.
It's been discovered that the friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. The safety gate is not intended to be used at the top of stairs. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
IKEA has received notice of 18 incidents worldwide, including 4 in Canada, with serious injuries reported for Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The following products are included in the recall:
Consumers are to immediately stop using the safety gate and return it to IKEA stores for a full refund. Any PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gate extensions may also be returned for a full refund.
For more information, consumers may contact IKEA Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-800-661-9807 or visit IKEA's website for the IKEA Canada release.