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Baby Dan Avantgarde with extensions review

Product alert

The sample of this stair gate that we tested failed a key safety test to check whether a gate is strong enough to withstand a powerful impact that replicates a child kicking or shoving the gate.

It moved from its initial installed position, suggesting it could eventually come loose and could put a child’s safety at risk.

It’s why we’ve made this stair gate a 0% Don’t Buy.

Baby Dan told us:

‘The safety gate mentioned has been tested recently without any remarks. Which? has received these test reports for their perusal.’

£58.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Gate
  • Wood and metal
  • Pressure fit
Reviewed

The Baby Dan Avantgarde is a wooden and metal stair gate that, according to the manufacturer, can be fitted without the use of wall cups, drilling or screws, as it’s a ‘True Pressure Fit’ gate. However, we’ve given this stair gate a Don’t Buy warning after the sample we tested failed an EU safety standard test. Read the full safety alert with this review for more information.

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We have tested 34 stair gates and found that there are 11 Don't Buys and 9 Best Buys.
Range of Stair gate scores
  1. 0%
    Lowest score
  2. 52%
    Average score
  3. 83%
    Highest score
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