September 30, 2014
Dorel Juvenile Group is expanding a recall of its Safety 1st Stair Gates. The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, causing the gate to fall on children. 31,500 of the gates are being recalled. That's in addition to the 100,000 that were recalled in February.
The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 20, 2008, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
The Safety 1st Stair Gates have been sold at retailers like Babies R Us and Walmart since January of 2005 for about $60.
Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit.