February 3, 2012
We were leery when we got this package because the box was damaged and taped. But everything seemed intact inside and no contents were missing. My husband installed it without any issues. The gate itself is being used at the top of the basement stairs, which would be a very dangerous fall if the baby hit the steps. The features we like are the material is metal and much more sturdy than some cheaper wooden gates we've seen. The construction is solid. There is an indicator (green or red) near the latch that affirms if you have the gate shut properly, which is a nice feature. It is hard to unlatch without using both hands, which is really a plus, as you would never want your beautiful, observant, smart toddler to figure it out! However, when Grandma babysits she sometimes has trouble with it. All in all, for this good price we are very pleased with the purchase.
Green /Red indicator
Not too easy to open
Cons:It is kind of loud when it latches and unlatches but no big deal