Safety gate for children

Recall published
2016-12-05
Brand
Product title
Safety gate for children
TINTO Autoclose
Product description
Pressure-mounted dark grey metal safety gate with an automatic closing system and a door opening in both directions. Adjustable width from 73 cm to 80,5 cm. Sold in a cardboard box.
Risk
The gaps between the bars of the safety gate are too large: A crawling child could try to pass his legs or torso between the bars, leaving the head blocked, which could lead to respiratory difficulties or strangulation. The fixing mechanism of the gate is inadequate and fails to hold it in position: if a child tries to shake it, or if it leans or falls against it, the gate may get loose and the child may fall down stairs. In addition, it has protruding corners where the garments of a child could get caught, causing strangulation, and there is an opening between the door and the horizontal member below it where a child's finger could be pinched. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1930.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)<br />Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users
Barcode
5420007124021; Batch 15-06
Model number
Door Gate Metal
PRESSURE GATE
Ref. VHT
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Entrapment
Injuries
Strangulation
Country of origin
Belgium
RAPEX Reference
A12/1614/16
Category
Baby Care
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Luxembourg

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