CPSC: Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks Allow Child Access, Recalled

03/22/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Columbus, IN — As a result of children gaining unintended access to dangerous items, Dorel Juvenile Group and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have recalled Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks on March 22, 2012.

The Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks were recalled after discovering that young children can disengage the cabinet locks, which will allow them to access to the cabinet’s contents. This poses an injury risk to children, due to the possibility of children coming into contact with dangerous or unsafe items.

Of the 200 reported incidents of children disengaging the locks, three children gained access to cabinets and swallowed dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner.

“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 of manufacture,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact DJG for a free replacement Push ‘N Snap lock.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact DJG toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.djgusa.com.

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