A new product recall went out today involving cabinet safety locks designed to keep children out of the cabinets they secure. But the “Safety 1st Cabinet Locks” apparently aren’t working as hoped for and they’re being recalled.
The product is called the “Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks” and almost a million units have been sold, so quite a few folks have these installed. The recall says that young children are able to disengage the locking mechanism, allowing them access to the contents inside.
The company has had a few hundred calls about the devices not working properly and three cases involved children handling or swallowing unhealthy, under-the-sink kind of products.
They were sold from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.
They’re called “Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks” with model numbers 48391 and 48442.
You can contact the company involved, DJG, toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.djgusa.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: cpsc.gov