Retract-A-Gate Installation and Specifications Overview

Simple Installation and Use:

  • 1. Mount the bottom bracket at about 3 to 4 inches off the floor and the top bracket at about 30 1/2 inches off the floor on both sides of the opening

  • 2. Snap the safety gate into the brackets

  • 3. Easily pull and unroll the mesh from the reel

  • 4. Hook the gate into the opposite brackets to block the opening

  • 5. Push and turn the simple childproof locking mechanism to lock the gate securely in place

Dimensions and Specifications:


  • The mesh is 34 inches tall and the reel portion stands 38 inches
  • Two models to choose from covering up to 52 inches or 72 inches wide
  • Withstands up to a 200 lb. push out force
  • Certified to ASTM standard for gates and enclosures specification F1004-16a
  • Safe and secure hardware mounted safety gate; not pressure mounted
  • For toddlers and children 6 months through 24 months
  • Most doors will still be able to close with the mounting hardware and gate in place
  • Available in three colors: Café, White, and Black
  • UV resistant for outdoor use (not in freezing temps)
  • Professionally tested and certified for the top or bottom of stairs by the JPMA
  • The clear brackets mount at about 3 and 31 inches off the floor. The horizontal distance between brackets must be identical

Retract-A-Gate user and installation guides (pdf)

Stair Banister Adapter Kit

  • Includes one heavy-duty weather proof adapter, 4 mounting straps, 8 screws, nuts, and finishing washers
  • Attaches with straps and requires no screws to be put into the post or spindle
  • 3" wide x 1 1/4" deep by 36" tall OR 48" tall (two models to choose from)
  • Adaptable to fit most stair posts or spindles (both wood and wrought iron)
  • Straps are 32 inches long and fit up to 7 inch square posts

Wall Spacer Set

  • Includes 10 spacers with pre-molded screw holes
  • Thickness: 1/8 inch
  • Width: 2.5 inches
  • Height: 1.25 inches
  • Pre-molded screw holes are spaced to match the Mounting Bracket

Drywall Anchor Kit

  • Includes two heavy-duty steel drywall anchors with screws and finishing washers
  • For use on 3/8 to 5/8 inch thick drywall