Cabinet Slide Lock Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. 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: Safety 1st Cabinet Slide Lock
Units: About 685,000
Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, posing the risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items stored in the cabinet.
Incident/Injuries: DJG has received 278 reports of cabinet locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including 71 reports of children between the ages of eight months and five years old who were able to disengage the cabinet locks. In one of the reported incidents, a 13-month-old boy swallowed small, toxic beads from a craft kit. The child was admitted to the hospital, observed overnight and released the next day.
Description: This recall also involves Safety 1st cabinet slide locks with model numbers 12013 and 12014. The cabinet slide lock is attached to cabinet knobs or handles to prevent access to the contents of the cabinet. Model numbers can be found on the back of the locks.
Sold at: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart from January 2000 through March 2009 for between $2 and $11. Amazon.com sold the lock through April 2012
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks and contact DJG for a free replacement lock of a different model. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to immediately store dangerous items out of reach of children
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact DJG toll-free at (877) 416-8105 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to obtain a replacement cabinet lock. In March 2012, 900,000 Safety 1st cabinet locks were recalled due to lock failure.
Dorel Corporate and DJG Canada