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WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced a recall of certain IKEA safety gates and safety gate extensions that it says can open unexpectedly, posing a falling hazard to children and other.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the safety gates and safety gate extensions and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.”

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at http://www.ikea-usa.com.

The recall involves IKEA PATRULL, PATRULL FAST and PATRULL KLÄMMA safety gates and safety gate extensions. The gates and gate extensions are white, made of beech wood or steel and plastic. The pressure-mounted gates open both inward and outward.

IKEA said the locking mechanisms can open unexpectedly, and that it has received 55 reports of incidents worldwide, including 10 injuries that resulted in two concussions, and cuts and bruising. Four of the incidents were reported in the U.S.

The items were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 1995 through June 2016 for between $10 and $60.

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