Dreambaby Chelsea Auto-Close review
The sample of this stair gate we tested failed a key safety test that checks whether a gate is strong enough to withstand repeated pushing and pulling over an extended period of time.
It became dislodged and could mean a child’s safety is at risk.
It’s why we’ve made this stair gate a 0% Don’t Buy.
Dreambaby told us:
‘Tee-Zed Products, who makes Dreambaby gates, does not accept Which?’s test results and considers them invalid. They are contrary to testing we have regularly conducted with accredited test laboratories.
‘Our testing used adhesive only on the mounting cups. To further increase the security of our gates, the instructions for our gates will now state to use both adhesive and screws.’
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The Dreambaby Chelsea Auto-Close gate is a pressure-fit gate with a one-handed open and close mechanism. However, we've given this stair gate a Don't Buy warning after the sample we tested failed part of the EU safety standard. Read the full safety alert with this review for more information.
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