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