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Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls 100,000 Safety 1st Stair Gates

Dorel Juvenile Group has recalled about 100,000 Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates. The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.

The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate 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 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. The gates were made in China and sold at mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies 'R' Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60.

Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers can call the toll-free number, 1 (866) 690-2540, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com; or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return product to retail stores.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09117.html

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