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Manufacturer #: 31068
Product Weight:7.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):30.2 x 14.4 x 2.0
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 648 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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Astetically pleasing, but poorly made
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
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Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:
We bought this gate because we have a crawler who likes to get into the kitchen. Day two of use and the handle broke clean off. It would have only gotten one star, but due to also having a four year old who had trouble operating the handle on it, it worked out... It still latches and now she has no trouble getting through it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Great value & functions well!
from Milwaukee, WI
About Me First Time Parent
Fit well at the bottom of our stairs and is sturdy and secure unlike other gates we've tried.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice gate, but self closing is not always win - win
Easy installation, i like the one hand opening, safety lock and it closes automatically, which is nice, but it may be pretty annoying when you have both hands full or need to run through the gate few times. Would be nice if it was possible to swich off the self closing function.
Great gate! I would buy this product again
from Naperville, Il
Easy to instal and use, good looking gate!
We returned both gates...
from Olympia, Wa
The gate is very difficult to lift up and open. Also, the latch pops off. It's fairly easy to put back on but is a very small piece and if you need to gate chances are you have a little child running around and it poses as a choking hazard.
The gates works well and very sturdy.
from Buffalo. NY
About Me Grandparent
Works well in our door ways
Great Suspension Mounted Gate
We live in a NE 60s cape with an open concept around the stair area so this gate allows for easy pass through into the kitchen area. Looking to get another for top of stairs once our LO transfers into a toddler bed.
Easy to use
We use it at the bottom of the stairs and it's great. You can use it one handed and it closes behind you. It was easy to install too.
Secure but difficult to use
from Denver CO
My husband installed this and it was effortless, however, the door is difficult to open. You really have to lift the gate door to open. The gate is definitely secure! Not sure that I would buy it again at the price point it is at.
I would buy this again
By New mom
from Alexandria, VA
It was fairly simple to install and seems to work well.
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