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Munchkin Protect 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 (2014)

  • 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 38" 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. This product has earned the What To Expect Moms Love-It Award and was selected as the best-of-the-best by moms visiting WhatToExpect.com.

    Features

    • Easy, one-handed use. Double-locking system
    • Fits openings 29.5"-38" wide, 29.5" tall. Includes 2 extensions
    • Approved for use at top of stairs, doorways and other openings

    Additional Info

    514428

    DDB1153F

    735282310683

    31068

    5.8 pounds

    30.4 x 29.3 x 1.8

    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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    • This item will ship by itself


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    Average Customer Rating:

    by PowerReviews
    Munchkin 1001332Munchkin Protect Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    3.9

    (based on 325 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (137)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (114)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (36)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (214)
    • Easy to use (203)
    • Strong construction (166)
    • Lightweight (72)
    • Easily stowed (24)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (31)
    • Hard to use (29)
    • Squeaky hinges (11)
    • Loud (7)
    • Flimsy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (170)
    • Crawlers (162)
    • Stairs (160)
    • Infants (101)
    • Play area (80)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (166), Parent of two or more children (85), Grandparent (27), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (11), Child care professional (4)

    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

    Close enough to perfect for me

    By The gate keeper

    from WV

    About Me First Time Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Loud Bang When It Closes

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers
    • Infants
    • Play Area
    • Puppies
    • Stairs

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

    We use a gate to block our yorkies from leaving our living room. Our old gate did not have a door and I am getting too pregnant to be climbing over anything. The gate functions appropriately and we did not have any difficulty installing as I had read in previous reviews. I watched the Mr. pull it out of the box, went and threw in a load of clothes, and by the time I came back he was saying my name for him to show me how it worked. I was a little worried at first because my littlest dog is 3 lbs and I was worried that he might be able to get through the bars but he cannot. The only difficulty I have is remembering that there is a door on it, so I don't need to climb over it.

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    3.0

    Munchkin gate

    By Not the best

    from Brooklyn NY

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Hard to put together

    Best Uses

    • Toddlers

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

    Once you put it together is serves the right purpose but you have to figure out the instructions first they make zero sense.

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    4.0

    Keeps the pets and toddler separate

    By Kerry C

    from Frederick, MD

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Self-closing Is Iffy

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers
    • PETS
    • Play Area
    • Stairs
    • Toddlers

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

    This works exactly as I needed, keeping my Westie in my kitchen area and away from my carpets and cats. Easy for adults to use, but my toddler grandson can't open. Very strong, since he has tried to climb it several times!

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    2.0

    Wish I could love it.....

    By amy132

    from New Jersey

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

    I bought this gate and it worked perfectly. Until I closed it one day and it put a hole through my wall. The long screw and pressure adjuster fell into the wall and now I only have a gate with three points of pressure. I cannot find a replacement piece anywhere. Now I have a gate that doesn't work and a hole in my wall.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Bad Design/Faulty Parts

    By Daphilli1

    from Stephens City, VA

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

    I first purchased this model last year for the bottom of the stairway on our main level for my exploring 1 year old. I loved it so much that I bought another for the top of the stairs for the now running toddler. I have 2 children and a dog so it gets decent traffic. However, after about 2 months of use on the newest gate, the screw/spring mechanism responsible for the auto close feature kept coming loose and shooting across the hall as the gate was opened. It has to be "re-screwed" at least once a week now. To my dismay, this does not just effect the auto close feature, it holds the actual gate door to the frame, so without this screw, the swing door comes off completely. The original gate that I have at the bottom of the stairs completely broke 3 weeks ago. The plastic piece that the screw/spring piece attaches to completely broke off, like another reviewer mentioned which leaves the gate completely non-functional. SO I find myself about to buy 2 more gates, after a little over 1 year of use on one and less than 3 months use on the other. It's a great gate while it lasts but both gates broke in the same area at different times, so I can only assume this is a design or material flaw or both.

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    5.0

    awesome gate

    By busy mom

    from connecticut

    About Me First Time Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Nothing Bad To Say

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers
    • Play Area
    • Stairs
    • Toddlers

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

    this gate is wonderful would definitely recommend it, my son was climbing up the stairs so we bought this gate and the best part about it the lock on it has a lot of retention and he will not be able to open it once he gets bigger.

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    4.0

    great product

    By daddy

    from san diego, ca

    About Me First Time Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Toddlers

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

      Very simple to use. The installation could of been clearer on the box. You have to drill some parts in order for the gate to stay in place. Other than that it closes great and is easy to open.

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      4.0

      awesome gate!

      By Liam's Mommy

      from Oregon

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Can Be Hard To Adjust At First

      Best Uses

      • Crawlers
      • Stairs

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

      Love this gate! It allows my son to easily see through/watch mommy in the kitchen while keeping him in a safe area to play. We have it set up in an area that is frequently walked through and it is easy to use.

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      5.0

      I love it!

      By Mommapeeh

      from Marysville wa

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy assembly
      • Easy to clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Super easy to put up and really easy to open! Seriously love it.
          It looks really nice at the top of my stairs .
          I have 2 of them and if I had another baby I would buy it again!
          I love that the door closes on it's own rather than staying open, so you can't "forget" to close it.

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Kat

          from Westfield, MA

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Stairs
            • Toddlers

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

            I use the gate at the top of my stairs. Its pretty easy to use and i like the fact i did not have to install it into my walls. I like that its white and it looks nice.

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