Updated 15 Feb 2016

Dreambaby

Retractable Gate F820

Bottom line: This retractable safety gate failed some of our major safety tests. Don’t buy it.

Retractable Gate F820
Price guide

$149

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Test results

Ease of use
OK
5.5/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Can be used in passages more than 1m wide without an extension.
  • Claims it complies with the US (ASTM) standard for safety gates.

But

  • Failed some major safety tests (see ‘Key data’ for details).
  • You need to use both hands to operate the gate.

How we test

Other standards: Claims to comply with the European (EN) or the US (ASTM) standards for safety gates. The European and US standards have different requirements from what we used in our tests.

Ease of use: Assesses installation and assembly, operating the latch, and opening and closing the gate.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$149
Passed all tests
No
Safety failures

Lower hook may accidentally be left disengaged. Gap between side post and the rod alongside it may trap a child’s arm or leg.

Other standards
ASTM

Specifications

Type
Retractable gate
Height (cm)
89
Width (cm)
up to 140
Material
Fabric

Features

Self-closing
No
Extensions (cm)
n/a

More Info

Notes
This gate is a fabric screen which winds out sideways. It’s widely available.
Availability
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