Mandie - posted on 09/11/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
This is a warning to all mothers and fathers out there looking to purchase a new baby gate, especially those with large stairwells who are having trouble finding a big enough gate.
Today my husband and I finally found a baby gate large enough to fit our 49 inch stairs, so we picked it up. Even though we had our doubts after finding out it was mesh (no thanks to any label on the box), we wanted to see how it held up. An hour after struggling to find a way to make it fit at the top of our awkward stairwell, we finally got it up. Immediately I noticed that there were no plastic borders to hold the mesh along the top and bottom in place; I pushed at the bottom and it bowed out in a hole large enough for my daughter to easily slip through. I showed my husband, and he pushed on it to see for himself. With that, the whole thing came flying off the wall. We made sure everything was installed correctly, so this is an issue of product quality.
This is a really poor quality "safety gate" which in my opinion should not even be used as a last resort. The instructions that came with it made absolutely no sense, and after further research online, I found absolutely nothing about the product or even the company itself. The box directed me to the bily website, which is currently under construction and has no useful information. Hopefully this information can be useful to somebody, as there are currently no other reviews about this product to be found.