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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

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    Average Customer Rating:

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

    (based on 648 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (298)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (228)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (51)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (442)
    • Easy to use (435)
    • Strong construction (340)
    • Lightweight (161)
    • Easily stowed (75)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (44)
    • Poor quality (39)
    • Squeaky hinges (20)
    • Flimsy (13)
    • Loud (11)

    Best Uses

    • Stairs (332)
    • Toddler (330)
    • Crawlers (326)
    • Infants (209)
    • Play area (182)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (346), Parent of two or more children (169), Grandparent (58), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (25), Child care professional (7)

    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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    2.0

    Astetically pleasing, but poorly made

    By Heather

    from Indiana

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Stowed

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Hard To Use
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers
    • Infants
    • Play Area
    • Stairs

    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.

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    5.0

    Great value & functions well!

    By Laurerz

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me First Time Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stairs

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

      Fit well at the bottom of our stairs and is sturdy and secure unlike other gates we've tried.

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      4.0

      Nice gate, but self closing is not always win - win

      By Fitmom

      from IL

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Stowed
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Squeaky Hinges

      Best Uses

      • Crawlers
      • Infants
      • Stairs

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

      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.

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      4.0

      Great gate! I would buy this product again

      By Tasha

      from Naperville, Il

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stairs
        • Toddlers

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

        Easy to instal and use, good looking gate!

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        2.0

        We returned both gates...

        By Kohltsmama

        from Olympia, Wa

        About Me Parent of Two or More Children

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Hard To Use
        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

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

          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.

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          5.0

          The gates works well and very sturdy.

          By Sassy

          from Buffalo. NY

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Play Area
            • Stairs
            • Toddlers

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

            Works well in our door ways

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            4.0

            Great Suspension Mounted Gate

            By ME

            from NH

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Price
            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Closes slightly loudly.

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Play Area
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby 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.

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Megan

            from Wisconsin

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crawlers

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

              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.

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              3.0

              Secure but difficult to use

              By Supermom

              from Denver CO

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Hard To Use

              Best Uses

              • Crawlers
              • Infants
              • Play Area
              • Stairs
              • Toddlers

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

              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.

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              4.0

              I would buy this again

              By New mom

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Stairs

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

                It was fairly simple to install and seems to work well.

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