Evenflo has recalled about 183,000 of these safety
gates, including approximately 150,000 in the U.S.
and 33,000 in Canada.

WASHINGTON -

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Evenflo of Miamisburg, OH, announced a voluntary recall approximately 183,000 Evenflo Top-of-the-Stair Plus wood gates.

According to the CPSC, the slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children. Evenflo received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children reportedly gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.

The products were made in Mexico and sold at Toys “R” Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.

CPSC said consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair Plus wood replacement gate.

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