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4Baby Auto-Close Safety Gate F2049 review

Priced at $49.

CHOICE Expert Rating


What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Good points

• Tightening the clamps is easy using the supplied tool.
• Includes a 7 cm extension.
• Automatic closing and locking.

Bad points

• Serious safety failure: Sliding button on the handle has a gap under enough which could potentially snag or catch onto a child's clothing, presenting a strangulation hazard.
• Minor safety failure: Finger entrapment hazard in the gap between the bottom of the gate and the fixed bottom bar, closer to the latched side.

Baby Bunting says it disagrees with our findings and says the gate "has been independently tested by an accredited laboratory to confirm that it complies with the EN Standards EN 1930 and American Standard ASTM F 1004. This includes strangulation and finger entrapment hazards clauses in both Standards". It says it "has not received any incident reports or customer complaints in relation to these hazards".

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

Our overall score consists of 70% performance and 30% ease of use.

Performance score View more details.

Models with a performance score of around 60-65% typically have only minor failures relating to potential finger traps and metal edges which could scratch skin.

Models with a performance score of only 20-40% fail at least one major safety test, such as for limb entrapment, climbing footholds or horizontal strength.

Ease of use View more details.

The ease of use score includes: ease of assembly and installation; ease of releasing the latch or latches when opening the gate; and ease of opening and closing the gate.

Passed key safety requirements View more details.

Gates that don't pass key safety requirements may have serious hazards such as head or limb entrapment, weak gates, footholds or projections that could snag clothing and cause strangulation.

Recommended View more details.

Recommended products pass all our safety tests and are also easy to use.

Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around.

Stated width range without extensions View more details.

Range of door widths the gate is compatible with, without extensions.

75 to 82
Maximum width (cm) View more details.

For ease of filtering, we've listed the maximum required width of the safety gate in cm.

Minimum width (cm) View more details.

For ease of filtering, we've listed the minimum required width of the safety gate in cm. Some retractable gates may not specify a minimum width.

Height (cm) View more details.

How tall the gate is.

Weight (kg) View more details.

Weight of the gate.

Opening direction View more details.

Some doors can only open in one direction, some both directions, some are retractable.

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