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October, 10  2001

Evenflo Recalls Home Décor Swing? Wooden Baby Gates

Vandalia, OH  (SafetyAlerts) - Evenflo Company Inc. is recalling about 20,500 Home Décor Swing? wooden baby gates. The plastic mounting hardware that attaches to the wall can crack or break, allowing the wooden gate to unlatch. Children can then gain access to restricted areas, such as stairs. Also, the plastic hardware attached to the side of the gate can break, creating small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Evenflo has received nine reports of children falling down the stairs after the mounting hardware broke or cracked. Three of these children suffered bumps and bruises to their heads or arms. One child received two loosened teeth after she fell down the stairs. Also, one child placed broken hardware pieces in her mouth, but was not injured.

These Home Décor Swing? gates have turned wooden spindles and were sold in oak or cherry finishes. Only model numbers "1555/6" with manufacture dates before September 2001 are included in this recall. Model numbers and date codes appear on the label located on the bottom of the gate. No other Evenflo gates are affected by this recall.

Catalogs, department and juvenile specialty stores nationwide sold these baby gates from June 1999 through September 2001 for about $100.

Consumers should stop using these gates immediately, and call Evenflo at (800) 576-0507 anytime to receive free replacement hardware. Consumers also can request replacement hardware online at www.swinggate.com.

 
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