Recall Alert: Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Photo: CPSC / The Bump
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 900,000 units of the Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks. Young children can remove the locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing an injury risk. There have been 200 reported incidents where locks did not secure the cabinet, including some reports in which the locks were damaged. Also, 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years old were able to disengage the lock and gain access to the cabinet’s contents. In three of the incidents, children who were able to get into the cabinets swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner. The children were taken to emergency treatments centers were they were observed and released. The locks involved in this recall have the model number 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. The product was manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010. It was sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 to February 2012.
If you have this product, immediately remove the lock from the cabinet and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a free replacement. You can contact DJG at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or you can go online at www.djgusa.com.
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