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Perma Child Safety Retractable Gate 754 review

Priced at $69.

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

• Can be used on a greater range of passageway widths (up to 140 cm) without need for an extension.
• No trip hazard - no floor bar across the gate.

Bad points

• Serious safety failure: Lack of secureness if only the upper hook is engaged and the lower hook is inadvertently left not engaged.
• Need both hands to open and close the gate to prevent abrupt roll-up; some effort to unroll when closing, and a bit fiddly to engage the catches, especially the lower catch.
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.

Up to 140
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.

Not stated
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.

Sideways retraction and extension
Member reviews

Average rating