Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Boss2uok For use only on traditional stairs
We purchased these gares to use at the top and bottom of a curved staircase to prevent our grandchildren who are toddlers from accessing the stairs. We originally bought the extra tall gate and decided that it was not rigid enough to withstand a toddler's constant jerk. So we bought this shorter one and it is more rigid and less likely to pull off the stairs. My hubby had to fabricate some brackets for it using the bannister gate adapter (accessory that is sold separately). The gate is designed for stairs with straight, flat newel posts. Ours is wrought iron, with frilly newel posts and has nothing flat at the top or bottom on which to rest the pressure mounts included with the gate. Our unique staircase also made choosing the correct width a bit difficult, but Home Depot let us exchange without any problem. With the homemade brackets, the gate is quite secure and blends in well with the decor. We leave it open with the aid of a bungee cord (yes, a bungee cord!) when the grandchildren are not here.
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Extremely disappointed
The gate itself is quite attractive and matches my stair railing perfectly. The problem lies with the installation. It comes with adjustable inserts that allow it to be installed in a doorway or hall, which I don't need. Not included are the brackets that attach it to a bannister. So I ordered the brackets at an additional cost of $13 and to avoid shipping costs, had them shipped directly to the store, meaning I had to drive out of my way to pick them up. Come to find out when I get home, they only sell them in sets of 2 and I needed 4. Imagine thinking they would sell what you need in one package. So I called the manufacturer and complained and fortunately they sent me an additional set free. When we tried to install the gate at the top of our stairs, we found out the brackets attach too high on the gate and don't fit our bannister. This purchase has been a complete fiasco. Returning the gate and brackets and going to BabiesRUs!
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kitty This gate is perfect because it keeps the dogs in yet my 5 year old grandaughter has no problem opening it.
I bought two gate and had no problem installing them. They work great and would recommend to anyone.
April 11, 2013