Madison Mill Safety Gate Recall

recall_logo.jpegU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall w/Health Canada

 Recall Date: June, 7, 2017

Recall Number: 17-173

Madison Mill Recalls Safety Gates Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Foldaway expandable safety gates

Hazard: A young child’s neck can fit into the “V” shaped opening along the top edge of the gate, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards to young children. Also, young children can pass under the gate allowing access to restricted areas, such as stairs.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gates and contact Madison Mill for instructions on receiving a full refund. 

Consumer Contact: Madison Mill at 877-220-4705from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.madison and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 25,180 (In addition about 68,400 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Madison Mill 23 and 25 foldaway expandable safety gates.  Item number 23 extends to three feet and item number 25 extends to five feet. The expandable gates are made of hardwood and are used to secure children or small pets in certain areas of the home. The model and item number can be found on the original packaging.



Item number


Madison Mill 23 Foldaway Gate


Extends to 3 ft. (36 inches)

Madison Mill 25 Foldaway Gate


Extends to 5 ft. (60 inches)

: None reported

Sold at: Do It Best stores and other independent hardware stores nationwide from January 2013 through May 2017 for between $20 and $35.  

Manufacturer: Madison Mill Inc., of Ashland City, Tenn.

Manufactured in: United States

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: 

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