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Companies Recall Stairway Gates

June 3, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _North States Industries, Inc. is recalling about 3,200 stairway gates because the lock can fail when the gate is shaken and could result in children falling down the stairs, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Minneapolis-based company has received one report of the lock on the gate failing. No injuries were reported.

The recalled gates _ intended for use with children from six months to 24 months of age _ are white plastic and a little over 2 feet high.

Ames, Ann & Hope, Hambleton & Carr and Value City department stores sold the gates from March through April of this year for about $15.

Consumers should stop using these gates and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. They can also call the company at 800-848-8421 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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