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Mothercare Essential Wooden Wall-Fix Safety Gate review

Product alert

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.

This safety gate also failed a test to check whether it could withstand a 10kg impact at different points on the gate.

A Mothercare spokesperson told us:

‘The safety of our customers and their children is our highest priority so, as a precaution, we have removed the stairgate from sale while we conduct further investigations and independent testing. We would like to reassure our customers that the stairgate complies with the required safety regulations and has passed all safety testing - BS EN 1930:2011. We have asked to see a copy of the full Which? report and the tests conducted in order that we can fully investigate the findings.’

£22.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Gate
  • Wooden
  • Screw
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The Mothercare Essential Wooden Wall-Fix Safety gate is a screw-fix stair gate so you won't have a U-frame bar running along the bottom causing a trip risk. We've given this stair gate a Don't Buy warning after the sample we tested failed two tests in the EU safety standard. Read the full safety alert with this review for more information.

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We have tested 29 stair gates and found that there are 11 Don't Buys and 6 Best Buys.
Range of Stair gate scores
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  2. 48%
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  3. 90%
    Highest score
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