Updated 15 Feb 2016

The First Years

Hands Free Gate Y3600

Bottom line: This swing safety gate failed one of our major safety tests. There are better gates than this.

Hands Free Gate Y3600
Price guide

$129

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Test results

Ease of use
Very good
8.0/10

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Automatically locking.
  • Can set the gate to open in one direction or both directions.
  • Claims it complies with the US (ASTM) standard for safety gates.

But

  • Failed a major safety test (see ‘Key data’ for details).

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
$129
Passed all tests
No
Safety failures

Gaps between gate posts and vertical bars, and between the fixed bottom rail and the bottom gate rail, may trap a child’s arm or leg.

Other standards
ASTM

Specifications

Type
Swing gate
Height (cm)
82
Width (cm)
74 - 85
Material
Metal

Features

Self-closing
Yes
Extensions (cm)
n/a

More Info

Notes
Has to be closed manually but locks automatically
Availability
Farmers only.