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Safety 1st Cabinet Lock Recall

Posted by Alissa Robson

A product meant to protect kids from danger is now being called a danger, itself – roughly 900,000 Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks are being recalled across the country.

According to the Consumer Product and Safety Comission, the locks can be disengaged by children, giving them access to cabinet contents that were meant to be guarded.

Currently, over 200 incidents of the lock failing have been report, which includes accounts of the locks failing to secure cabinets as well as damaged products. Of the 200 incidents, 140 involved children between 9 months and 5 years being able to disengage the locks. 3 reports have involved children handling or swallowing harsh chemicals such as dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner.

The affected models of the Safety 1st locks are 48391 and 48442, were produced between January 2004 and November 2010 and were imported by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. (DJG). The model numbers and manufacture dates can be found on the back of the locks (or on the packaging), and the locks themselves are identified as having straps that wrap around cabinet handles and knobs, with a green triangle displaying when the lock is “on”.

Owners of these locks are asked to stop using the product immediately and find another way to secure any dangerous items that children may access. Replacement locks are being offered by DJG through their website, djgusa.com, or by contacting the company at 866.762.3212, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm EST.

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