Safety Gates: Keeping Baby Safe
August 18, 2016
Is your infant just learning to crawl or walk? Are you on continuous watch to ensure they don’t crawl or walk into hazardous spaces, such as the kitchen while the oven is on? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of those questions, then it is time to purchase a safety gate to keep your little one out of trouble.
At Storkcraft, we value children’s safety and make it our top priority to manufacture products that comply with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
New to Storkcraft, we offer a wide assortment of hardware-mounted safety gates to keep your active baby safe from stairwells and doorways.
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“Properly installed hardware-mounted gates are the most secure type of safety gate, although no gate is guaranteed to be childproof.” [Consumer Reports, May 2016]
We ensure the highest quality materials and comply with the required safety standards, but no product can 100% guarantee your baby’s safety; it is crucial that you still maintain a close watch on your children and follow the product’s safety guidelines as closely as possible. For example, the recommended age for a safety gate is between 6 months and 2 years of age – if your child is taller than 36 inches and weighs more than 30 pounds (typically over the age of 2), you should not solely rely on a safety gate to restrain your child.
“This type of gate—often made of wood, enamel-coated steel, or aluminum tubing—is installed by screwing brackets into either a door frame or framing behind the walls.” [Consumer Reports, May 2016]
It is important that these gates are installed correctly for your baby’s safety, and that’s why we include a hardware wall-mounting kit and assembly instructions in the package. Recommended use is for the bottom of stairwells and doorways.
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Our assortment of baby safety gates includes our high quality solid rubberwood gates (Storkcraft Easy Walk-Thru Wooden Safety Gates) and two different metal gates (Storkcraft Easy Walk-Thru Metal Safety Gates and Storkcraft Easy Walk-Thru Tall Metal Gates). The wooden gates are available in White, Espresso and Natural, while our metal gates are are available in White, Black and Gray. All of our gates are 29 inches high, which exceeds the 22-in height requirement according to Consumer Reports, with the exception of our Tall Metal gates that offer a 36 inch height for taller children and pets.
Main features of our gates
- One-hand quick release lock. Two-way opening for easy room transition, with optional one-way setting
- Expandable widths to fit different sized doorways and stairwells
- Easily mounts into your wall for maximum stability and security. Wall mount hardware included.
- Meets ASTM and EN Safety Standards
- Works just as well for pets!
To read more about our gate selection, please visit our Product Safety page. These gates are also available for purchase at all major retailers, including: Amazon, Walmart, Babies R Us, Sears, Kohl’s, Wayfair, Best Buy Canada and Walmart Canada
Most importantly, it is essential to research all options so that you purchase the right gate for you and your baby. Stay safe!