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When searching for the right baby gates, it's important to remember than some gates themselves are dangerous. For example, accordion-style baby gates with large V-shaped openings along the top edge and diamond-shaped openings between the slats are a strangulation hazard. Children who have tried crawling through these gates have died when their heads got trapped in the V-shaped or diamond-shaped openings. The hazardous accordion-style baby gates have not been sold since 1985, however you may still find them at yard sales or in thrift stores, so be alert.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|