VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Munchkin, Inc., leading designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products, today announced the next generation of baby safety gate technology, with the launch of its new Safe Step™ Gate with TripGuard™. Designed with a floor bar that is 50 percent lower than standard gates, the Safe Step Gate offers a breakthrough solution to minimize trip hazards for both parents and little ones.
"A childproofed home can leave parents feeling like they're navigating an obstacle course rather than their own living space, which is why Munchkin continues to develop state-of-the-art safety products to make family spaces more functional, as well as comfortable," said Munchkin CEO Steven B. Dunn. "The Safe Step Gate features a patent-pending TripGuard floor bar, which is designed to walk ON instead of over, and a double-locking system that can be opened and shut with a simple push—offering parents a safety gate they can pass through with ease."
The Safe Step Gate provides parents both advanced safety technology and trouble-free gate operation with a unique handle that makes the gate easy for an adult to use, but difficult for a child. It also includes an optional third lock at the base for added safety measures, and is ideal for use throughout the entire home, including the top or bottom of stairs and between rooms.
Munchkin's new Safe Step™ Gate with TripGuard™ and other safety accessories are now available at retailers nationwide. For more information or for a list of retailers near you, please visit www.Munchkin.com.
About Munchkin, Inc.
A privately held, global company headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Munchkin, Inc. creates baby products that excite, delight and make life easier for today's parents. Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has always placed great emphasis on innovation, redefining what baby products can achieve. As a result, Munchkin has reinvigorated the category with improvements such as a 2-in-1 bottle brush design and White Hot® Technology that lets moms know if the bath water or the car interior is too hot. A strategic alliance with Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda, resulted in a line of diapering products that work with pure, natural baking soda, including the ARM & HAMMER™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin, winner of the American Baby Bests Award. Munchkin, Inc. has won more than 40 industry awards, including multiple wins of the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence, the ASDA stores partnership award, and the Toys "R" Us 2011 and 2012 Vendor of the Year awards. Endorsed and recommended by sleep and safety experts, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents, Munchkin products can be found at retail outlets internationally. For more information, visit www.Munchkin.com.
 ARM & HAMMER, the ARM & HAMMER logo and the distinctive orange trade dress are trademarks of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. and are used under license by Munchkin, Inc.
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