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The Protect by Munchkin Auto-Close Safety Gate has a unique gravity-fed hinge that automatically closes the gate 100% of the time because sometimes you even forget to close the garage door. Double locking mechanism on handle is easy for adults to use, but difficult for toddlers and young children. U-shaped steel powerframe keeps gate securely in place while an extra wide walkthrough allows for easy in and out access. The gate is approved for use at top of stairs, bottom of stairs, and between rooms for maximum versatility. This pressure fit gate also includes hardware for extra safety. Gate is 29.5" tall and fits openings up to 37.5" wide (includes 2 extensions). Gate is capable of expanding to 54" with additional extensions. Suitable for use with children from 6 months up to 24 months of age.
Manufacturer #: 31078001
Product Weight:7.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):30.2 x 14.4 x 2.0
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 757 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
Simple to use.Slightly tricky to install
Pros+ Automatic closing system works extremely well+ Feels very sturdy even with extensions+ Gate release mechanism is secure yet simple to use.+ Comes with both pressure...Read complete review
Pros+ Automatic closing system works extremely well+ Feels very sturdy even with extensions+ Gate release mechanism is secure yet simple to use.+ Comes with both pressure mount and screw in mounts+ Gate opens in both directions (in & out)Cons- Lower cross bar can be a tripping hazard - Installation can be tricky if not thought throughInstallationThe instructions that come with gate are simple to follow. However, I think the list of tools for installation should also include a rubber mallet or a hammer. As other reviewers have pointed out removing the lower plastic plugs can be difficult. The way I removed the plugs was to pry out the plugs with a flat head screw driver just a little (as shown in the instructions). I then removed the plug by positioning the head of the screw driver under the exposed lip of the plug and gently tapped it with a rubber mallet (similar motion to chiseling wood). Be sure to use a wide flat head screw driver and tap, don't hammer. My plugs refused to come out only by prying but popped out with little effort when using the screwdriver/mallet method. I also used the rubber mallet to install the extension bars onto the extension plugs. The rest of the installation took all of 5 minutes.UseThe auto close feature of this gate is terrific. The simplicity of the design makes it pretty much fool proof.The latch mechanism is also excellent. Simply unlatch with your thumb, lift, and push or pull. The amount of force to open the gate is mildly stiff but any adult should be able to easily operate this gate. When allowed to slam this gate is quite noisey. If your child is extremely sensitive to noise when sleeping this gate is nearly impossible to close completely silently but the noise is minimal with a little effort.The mounting system and gate feels very solid. Even as an adult I find that yanking on it creates very little flex.
Most Helpful Critical Review
My wife purchased three of these gates. The assembly process requires you to remove four plugs from the corners of the gate, the top two are not an issue, but the bottom two...Read complete review
My wife purchased three of these gates. The assembly process requires you to remove four plugs from the corners of the gate, the top two are not an issue, but the bottom two are not the same story. With some prying I was able to the the plugs out of two of the three, but was not able to remove the plugs from the third. Even spraying WD-40 on the plugs was not enough to get them out. It strikes me as odd that these plugs are even located in the gate when you open the box anyways as they could be packaged with the rest of the assembly items. If the manufacturer insists on including them in the gate for shipment, the plug should at least be modified so you can get enough leverage to pull them out. For [$] it should be pretty easy to get together.Can't recommend due to the hassle of assembly.
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Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin 29.5-38 inch Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:
We purchased this gate to keep our dogs out of the living room while our son plays. We have a large doorway and needed the extra length this gate has. Only problem was that the gate pinched my hand when you slide it back the the smaller size. Only warning...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good product, difficult instructions
from Boston, MA
The gate is sturdy and attractive once installed. However, the directions only have pictures, no words, and are difficult to understand.
I would buy this again!
Awesome gate! We have a 10 month old German Shepard mix pup that jumps up on the gate and it doesn't budge! Also, when carrying my daughter I can slip my foot under the gate to open it hands free!
It's automatically closes and latches. Opening it takes a little getting used to, but I'd rather it be a little hard than too easy. We have it at the top of our stairs.
from Warren MI
About Me Grandparent
Easy to install - Easy to use
By Tiny G
from Harrisburg, PA
Gate was easy to install. This product can be used on stairs - has directions for proper install, though stairs is not marked on the box. I was worried about tripping over the bottom bar, but this has not been an issue at all.
This is useful for our house
from Mars, PA
It has worked good for us to keep our baby safe!
Great product. Keep the baby away from the stairs and doesn't have to be moved for someone to go in and out of it.
from Fresno, ca
Didn't take *that* long to install. Very sturdy. Really like the automatic close feature and that you can choose to screw it in or use tension rods.
from warren, mi
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
easy to set up holds up well with my kids and dogs
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