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.
On 2009-08-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $60. It was originally recalled on 2009-02-04.
Montreal, January, 2009 —Dorel Distribution Canada is issuing a voluntary public notice to repair the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate model # 42111. The Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate is white metal, with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The model number (42111) is located on a sticker on the underside of the handle panel.
Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates are being recalled because the hinges that hold the gate in place may break, posing a hazard to children – particularly if the gate is placed at the top of stairs.