IKEA recalls children's safety gates amid concerns BSMI, MOEA July 19, 2016
Organization: Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., R.O.C. Publish Date: 2016-11-11 08:39
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) received a recall notice from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for IKEA children's safety gates and extensions because their locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and consumers. The CPSC said 55 accidents have been reported worldwide.
The recalled gates are the PATRULL safety gate and extension, the PATRULL FAST safety gate and the PATRULL KLAMMA safety gate and extension. About 80,000 units were sold in the United States and 28,000 in Canada.
A total of 7,369 units were sold in Taiwan, according to the BSMI. Although IKEA's head office received reports of injuries resulting from unexpected unlocking of gates, there has yet been an accident from Taiwan. According to IKEA, a third party investigation revealed that the locking mechanism is not reliable. Despite tests show that the recalled products comply with relevant standard, IKEA is recalling PATRULL gates and extensions to prevent all potential risks.
Consumers who have a PATRULL gate should immediately stop using it and bring it, along with receipt of purchase, to the IKEA store where it was bought for full refund. All questions can be directed to the customer service counter at all IKEA stores. The recall information is posted on IKEA's official website at http://www.ikea.com/ms/zh_TW/about_ikea/press/product_recalls/index.html
Agency in charge: Planning, Inspection Administration & Management, Certification & International Cooperation Division (5th Division)
Contact person: Mr. June-Chieh Lai