A spokesman for Ikea said in a statement that "An external investigation has revealed that the locking mechanism is not reliable, which poses a threat to small children.
This is despite the products having been approved for sale on the basis of tests carried out under the usual guidelines.”
Customers that have bought PATRULL baby gates are asked to no longer use them and to return them to an Ikea store where they will be given a full refund.
A proof of purchase will not be required. The PATRULL, PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL FAST baby gates are sold at all Ikea stores.