Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Evenflo Co. Inc has issued a recall of its Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates, because of a fall hazard to children resulting from the slats to the gate breaking and/or becoming detached. Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate; three children 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 recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall. Consumers should immediately discontinue using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood replacement gate by calling Evenflo toll-free at 800.233.5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at safety.evenflo.com.
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