Ikea has issued an urgent recall for its range of Patrull safety gates. A problem with the locking mechanism has resulted in children falling down stairs.
If you own a Patrull safety gate you should stop using it immediately. This includes the Patrull, the Patrull Fast and the Patrull Klämma.
Read on to find out how to get a full refund, and use our stair gate reviews to find a replacement.
What to do if your Ikea stair gate is affected
A recent investigation has found that the locking mechanism on Patrull safety gates is unreliable. Several children had fallen down the stairs after the door unexpectedly opened, with some needing medical attention.
Anyone who owns a stair gate from the Patrull range should stop using it straight away and take it back to an Ikea store as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a receipt – Ikea will issue a full refund.
If you’re unsure whether you own one of the affected stair gates you should contact Ikea on 0203 645 0010.
We’ve previously reviewed the Patrull and the Patrull Fast stair gates. In light of these recent developments we will be investigating this issue further.
Read our how to buy the best stair gate guide to find out how different types of stair gate keep your children safe.
How we test baby and child products for safety
It’s our job to take consumer safety seriously. We go above and beyond to make sure the products we test are safe for you to use. Take our child car seat test, for example.
Our crash tests are more demanding than the law requires, so you can get the best protection for your child. Each car seat goes through a front crash test, which simulates a head-on collision at 40mph, and a side impact test, simulating two cars colliding at 30mph. We repeat these crashes over and over to cover every different way that the car seat can be used.
All in all, we can get through as many as 20 samples of the same car seat before giving it a safety score. Head to our child car seat reviews to pick out a safe Best Buy for your child.