USA: Dorel Recalls 900,000 Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks

 [ Image : Recalled Safety 1st Push 'N Snap Cabinet Lock (1) ]

Safety 1st have recalled 900,000 Push ‘N’ Snap Cabinet Locks because the locks can fail, allowing children gain access to potentially dangerous items that parents thought were safely beyond reach.

Dorel, the products importers, has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks.

From the reported incidents there were 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 centres.

The 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 that were 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 of manufacture.

[ Image : Recalled Safety 1st Push 'N Snap Cabinet Lock packaging ]

The locks, that were made in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.

Use of these locks should stop immediately, Dorel Juvenile Group can be contacted for a 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.

Dorel can be telephoned toll-free on (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

The firm’s website address is:

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