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Safety 1st Lift And Lock Security Gate
Keep your little explorer out of trouble with this Safety 1st Lift and Lock Gate. The versatile gate can be hardware or pressure mounted and features an easy-to-use 3-in-1 lock/release/adjust handle mechanism you can control with one hand. Fits in any doorway from 28 to 42" wide and stands 26" high. Mounting hardware included. Imported.
3 in 1 Lock/Release/Adjust handle
Easy release child resistant top handle
Swing open feature, mounting hardware included
Six to Twenty-four Months
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20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Sturdy - but doesn't swing unless mountedApr 19, 2007
It seems sturdy enough. I'm using it for a pet...I'm not sure I'd be comfortable using it for a toddler though!
Take note, you can't use the swing feature unless you mount the gate. If you use the pressure thing, you have to just step over the gate or move it out of the way entirely.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Not Safe for the Long Haul!Jul 02, 2008
By Mom to Twins
I bought two of these gates, as well as 2 more expensive metal gates that open and close for our hallways. These gates were purchased to keep our twins off the stairs going upstairs and downstairs and wouldn't be used very frequently, probably less than once every 2 weeks. So I thought these would be perfect. They were at first. They stayed in place and were secure. Then as we started taking them down every now and then, like I said, less than once every 2 weeks, they became less and less reliable and seemed to "strip" out and wouldn't hold securely. If you are going to put these in a doorway that won't be used much, then these might be ok. But for blocking stairways, which could be very harmful for kids, then I would not recommend this gate by Safety 1st. I would go with a more secure metal gate, as I am now shopping for!
I LOVE my other two metal gates with the one-hand open/close gates, both pressure mounted. They are perfect for high-traffic areas. They have been in place about a year now and are used many, many times a day. One of these is the Evenflo Simple Step in taupe color and the other is by Dreambaby.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Don't buy unless you have 3 handsJun 25, 2008
This gate is awkward to open with two hands and nearly impossible to open with one. That leaves the third hand for the baby.
The main problem is the design of the lock. Instead of a latch, which most hardware mounted gates use, there are 2 rods with rubber pads on the ends that push against the door stops, which are mounted to the wall. The rods are moved in and out of the door by pulling on the large white handle at the top of the door. When the handle is down, the rods are pressed against the door stop, and when the handle is up, the rods pull back into the door. Unfortunately, the rods don't fully disengage from the door stops and there is still friction as the door opens. The handle itself has quite a bit of friction as one lifts it. The door itself is made of flexible plastic, so the entire door twists as one attempts to lift up on the handle while overcoming the lateral friction of the rod/door stop assembly. It eventually opens, but not without an incredible amount of two-handed difficulty. I have used many doors, and this has the worst design. I recommend a latch mechanism instead.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Hard to useJan 13, 2008
By Ordinary Customer
As mentioned in other reviews, this gate is not very user-friendly. I have only used the pressure mount option as I am a renter, the handle does not life up easily, the two panels are very difficult to slide, and once you have it mounted, you better leave it alone. We've had ours for less than a week, it's already bending somewhat from one side to the other. It is extremely inconvenient to step over especailly when you are carrying a baby. I would recommend going with a more expensive unit and stay away from this one.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
A step down from the previous modelJul 12, 2008
By Curtis G
We used the previous model of this gate for several years until the release handle broke off. We were using it on a kitchen door to the outside to keep our dog outside while still being able to keep the door open for airflow, and to be able to see the dog. Now we need one to keep our toddler inside the house (when it's not time to be outside playing with the dog). I was very happy with the previous model, as it fit well in the door frame and the big, round pressure pads held the gate firmly in place. Also, the handle slid up and down easily and it was easy to get the gate in place, even with one hand.
The newer model requires two hands to put in place, the handle is very hard to push down, and the pressure pads are much smaller. Unless you hold the gate in place, one pressure pad will invariably get left out. Finally, even though the gate is adjusted for maximum pressure, it's still easy for a dog or a child to push the thing over completely. So it does not breed confidence. On the plus side, we're able to close the door with the gate in place. I'd really prefer having the old style, but this will have to do for now.
Update: I've been using this for about six months now, and the spring pressure has gotten weaker. I open and close it a few times a day (sometimes I just step over it), and at this point it's mostly just a visual barrier. The kid can push it over with little effort, and the dog will pull it down on occasion. If only my landlord would pay to install a screen door...
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