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Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates

Date: 
March 25, 2010
Brand: 
Toys R Us
Sold At: 
Toys "R" Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.
Problem:
The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 150,000 in the United States and 33,000 in Canada
If You Own This Product: 
Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood replacement gate.
Consumer Contact: 
For additional information, call 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
Incidents/Injuries: 
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.
Manufactured In: 
Mexico

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