IKEA recall Patshull gates

IKEA recall Patshull gates

IKEA is recalling a line of safety gates, after there were reports that children had fallen down stairs because the gates had opened unexpectedly.

The Swedish company said that the locking mechanism on the Patrull gates was unreliable. If you have one, you're advised to stop using them "immediately".

You can return them to IKEA for a full refund.

The furniture company said that, after a third party investigation, it showed that the gates posed "a risk for small children".

"At Ikea, we have a zero tolerance regarding child safety," said Maria Thorn, acting business area manager at Children's Ikea.

"Whenever we are made aware of a possible safety issue with our products, we investigate thoroughly."

"We cannot accept that there could be a risk of injury while playing and as an immediate and precautionary action we have decided to recall all Patrull safety gates."

The products in question are the Patrull safety gate, Patrull Klamma and the Patrull Fast.

Take yours to any IKEA store for a full refund - you will not need a receipt to complete this recall.

Get more information on the recall here.

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