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Consumer product recall

Madison Mill Inc. recalls Madison Mill Foldaway Gate

Starting date:
October 14, 2016
Posting date:
October 14, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard, Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Madison Mill Inc. Foldaway Gate

Product description

This recall involves the following Madison Mill Foldaway Gates:
Model Dimensions
Madison Mill 23 Foldaway Gate Extends up to 3 feet (36")
Madison Mill 25 Foldaway Gate Extends up to 5 feet (60")


Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these gates do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for expansion gates under Canadian law.

An opening located at the top of the gate is wider than permitted as specified in the Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures Regulations, thereby creating an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Madison Mill Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these gates in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 68,410 units of the recalled gates were sold in Canada at various retailers and on-line.

Time period sold

The recalled gates were sold from January 2013 to October 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Madison Mill, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled expansion gates and  contact Madison Mill for instructions on how to return the product.

Consumers may contact Madison Mill Inc. by telephone at 615-351-3079 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.