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Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate

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As the gatekeeper of your family's safety, you deserve to enjoy a little peace of mind. That's why the Munchkin Auto-Close Gate features a unique, gravity-fed hinge that closes and secures the latch automatically. Simply release the handle and the gate closes and locks by itself. This all-steel gate features a double-locking mechanism at the top to keep the gate securely closed. The extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough makes getting in and out easy, and the door opens both ways for extra versatility. Two included extensions allow you to expand the gate to fit wider openings.

Dimensions: 29.5 - 38"W x 29.5"H

Features


Extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough


The Deco Gate features an extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough that allows for easy entry and exit.


Double-locking handle


The double-locking system on the handle is easy for an adult to operate and difficult for a child.


It closes by itself!


The Auto-Close Gate features a unique gravity-fed hinge that closes the gate automatically. Simply release the handle and the gate will close and lock from virtually any open position.


Use it anywhere


This versatile gate can be used almost anywhere in your home - at the top or bottom of the stairs, between rooms or in a play room.


Heavy-duty materials


This gate's steel construction ensures that it's tough enough to stand the test of time. The striking white color scheme offers a stylish look to any room.


Includes 2 extensions


The Auto-Close Gate includes 2 extensions that expand the span of the gate to accommodate wider openings.

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Product Description


  • What To Expect Moms-Love it Award (2015)

  • 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.

    Features

    • Fits openings 29.5"-37.5" wide, 29.5" tall. Includes 2 extensions
    • Approved for use at top of stairs, doorways and other openings

    Additional Info

    514428

    DDB1153F

    735282310683

    31068

    7.2 pounds

    30.2 x 14.4 x 2.0

    How to Get It


    • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
    • This item can also be shipped to APO/FPO addresses and to P.O. Boxes in all 50 states
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    Average Customer Rating:

    by PowerReviews
    Munchkin 1001332Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    4.1

    (based on 706 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (337)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (243)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (52)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (488)
    • Easy to use (484)
    • Strong construction (377)
    • Lightweight (181)
    • Compact (81)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (46)
    • Poor quality (40)
    • Squeaky hinges (21)
    • Flimsy (13)
    • Loud (11)

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers (370)
    • Toddler (369)
    • Stairs (364)
    • Infants (230)
    • Play area (204)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (376), Parent of two or more children (185), Grandparent (63), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (26), Child care professional (9)

    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 through

    Installation
    The 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.

    Use
    The 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.

    VS

    Most Helpful Critical Review

     

    Terrible Assembly

    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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    5.0

    Excellent Gate!

    By Brit

    from Traverse City, MI

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crawlers
      • Infants
      • Stairs

      Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

      This gate was easy to install and we love the auto close feature so you don't have to worry about it being left open!

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      5.0

      Peace of mind!

      By deeta

      from Florida

      About Me Grandparent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crawlers
        • Play Area
        • Stairs
        • Toddlers

        Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

        Got this gate to keep our granddaughter safe while she visits and it is durable and the auto close feature is wonderful! Never have to worry that it's left open.

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        5.0

        The Perfect Solution

        By Debby

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Grandparent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Play Area
          • Stairs
          • Toddlers

          Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

          Perfect for zoning your home from unwant d pet activity or checking up on a toddler.

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          5.0

          Baby gate

          By Lex

          from Ft. Mitchell, ky

          About Me First Time Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Stowed
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Infants
            • Stairs
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

            A baby gate does what a baby gate does. Keeps my little man and my puppy from being where they shouldn't. This specific brand and model is amazing! Looks classy to fit my home... for a baby gate ;)

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            5.0

            Safety first

            By Seb

            from Fort Benning, GA

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Infants
              • Stairs

              Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

              Very helpfull. Appreciate the closing system.

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              4.0

              Better than My Old Wood Gate

              By Pet owner

              from OH

              About Me Medical Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dogs

                Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                I use this gate to keep my dog out of the kitchen. She could jump over my wood baby gate, but this one is nice and tall. I don't like that you have to lift the entire gate to open it.

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                5.0

                Works like a charm!

                By Maddie's Mommy

                from Ewa Beach, HI

                About Me First Time Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Crawlers
                  • Stairs
                  • Toddlers

                  Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                  This gate is honestly a life saver. I was so tired of climbing over our other gate. Now, even if we don't close the gate, it closes after us. It was super simple to install. We decided not to mount it to the wall and it still works like a charm!

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                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Happymom

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Crawlers
                    • Play Area
                    • Stairs
                    • Toddlers

                    Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                    This product was easy to assemble and looks very nice. It is stable which gives me peace of mind when my little one is wandering around. I would recommend.

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy

                    By Autumn's Mommy

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Crawlers
                      • Play Area
                      • Toddlers

                      Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                      Good product, good price

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                      4.0

                      So much happier with this gate!

                      By Emily

                      from Olympia, WA

                      About Me First Time Parent

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Crawlers
                        • Play Area
                        • Stairs
                        • Toddlers

                        Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                        We previously purchased a well rated gate that screwed into the wall and was an "easy" one handed open. It was terrible to install, never lined up quite right, and ended up tearing several holes in our wall. On top of that, it was super easy for our 28lb toddler to stand on, and it was definitely not sturdy enough to handle it. So, we got this one on a whim since it was on sale. It's GREAT! Super easy to install, and it so much sturdier and safer than the other one. It has a hard latch that closes automatically, so I never worry if it will be left open. The way the slats are, my son doesn't try to stand on the bottom, and he has no idea how it works to be able to open it. My only complaint is that we had to install it above the molding, so we had to put a couple wood blocks under the bottom to make it not sag. Otherwise it's been awesome, looks great, and feels very safe.

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