WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Dorel Juvenile Group announced a voluntary recall Thursday of a product that’s sold almost one million units.
The Columbus, Indiana company has recalled 900,000 home child safety cabinet locks, after receiving over 200 reports that the Push N’ Snap Cabinet Locks did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. The company warns that children can disengage the cabinet locks on their own, allowing easy access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to possible dangerous or unsafe items.
In three of the 200 reported incidents, children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner. All three children were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.
DJG says the product was sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com, all from January 2004 to February 2012. All manufacturing dates are embossed on the back, with an arrow on the date wheel pointing to the month and the numbers on either side of the arrow representing the year.
Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a free replacement Push ‘N Snap lock with the model numbers HS158 or HS159.
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