Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Dangerous Items
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks
Units: About 900,000
Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing
access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or
Incidents/Injuries: DJG 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
Description: 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. The locks are used to secure cabinets with
two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the
product is in the “lock” position, a green triangle is shown through a window on
the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks
manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall.
The date of manufacture is embossed on the back. The arrow on the date wheel
points to the month and the numbers of either side of arrow represent the year
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
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at
(866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the
firm’s website at www.djgusa.com