IKEA has issued an urgent recall on some of its child safety gates after reports that children have fallen down stairs after they opened unexpectedly.
Ikea has urged anyone with a Patrull Klamma or Patrull Fast gate to stop using it immediately and return it for a full refund.
The retailer reported that some customers had complained the safety gates opened unexpectedly and an investigation found that the locking mechanism was not reliable. Incidents have left some children needing medical help.
Maria Thorn, acting business area manager of Children's Ikea, said: "Whenever we are made aware of a possible safety issue with our products, we investigate thoroughly.
"We cannot accept that there could be a risk of injury while playing and as an immediate and precautionary action we have decided to recall all Patrull safety gates."
The gates have been sold in all Ikea's markets around the world, including the UK. Customers can return the gate, which are named the Patrull Klamma and the Patrull Fast, to any Ikea store and do not need a receipt.