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Safety 1st cabinet locks fail

March 23, 2012
OVParent

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Safety 1st announced a voluntary recall of Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks because young children can disengage the locks, allowing access to cabinet contents which could pose a risk of injury.

The CPSC says consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The recall includes about 900,000 of the locks sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4. The locks are imported from China by Dorel Juvenile Group of Columbus, Ind.

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Dorel has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. Of the reported incidents, the firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet's contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

This recall involves Safety 1st Push 'N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact DJG for a free replacement Push 'N Snap lock with model numbers HS158 or HS159. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to immediately store dangerous items out of reach of children.

For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at 866-762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.djgusa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:

www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12136.html

 
 

 

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