The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Evenflo children’s safety gates due to a fall hazard. About 150,000 Evenflo Top-of-Stairs Plus Wood Gates were imported from Mexico by Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio, and sold nationwide from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40 each.
An additional 33,000 gates were sold in Canada.
The company has received 142 reports of slats breaking or detaching from the gates, increasing the risk of a fall. Several reports described minor injuries to children.
The recall involves gates with model numbers 10502 and 10512 made October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail.
Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled gates and contact Evenflo for replacement with a newer model.
Consumers can call 800-233-5921 for information.