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Safety 1st Push 'n Snap Cabinet Lock

Starting date:
February 3, 2012
Posting date:
February 3, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002769

Affected products

Safety 1st Push 'n Snap Cabinet Lock

Product description

This recall involves Safety 1st Push 'n Snap Cabinet Locks manufactured prior to December 2010. The manufacture date is found on the back of the lock as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers to the left and right of the arrow represent the year. Additionally, item number 48391 is imprinted on the back of the lock. The outer packaging shows item number 48391 or 48442.

The product is a beige plastic cabinet lock which attaches to cabinet knobs or handles using integrated ratchet straps. There is a green diamond shaped button on the front of the lock.

Cabinet locks manufactured in or after December 2010 are not affected by this recall.

Hazard identified

The cabinet locks can open easily when cabinet doors are pulled upon. As a result, cabinets that are expected to remain closed when these locks are used may be opened by young children posing an accessibility risk of the cabinet contents to these individuals.

Dorel Distribution Canada has received 45 reports of incidents related to this hazard, with one reported case of a child swallowing a cleaning fluid. Health Canada has received one report of an incident related to the use of these cabinet locks. None of these incidents resulted in injury.

For more information on the hazards of household chemicals, see Health Canada's:

Number sold

Approximately 153,293 of the recalled locks were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled locks were sold from July 2008 to February 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Dorel Distribution Canada
Ville Saint-Laurent
Quebec
CANADA
Tel: 1-800-295-1980

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected cabinet lock and visit Dorel Distribution Canada's website to complete an online order form to obtain a free replacement lock.

Consumers may also call the Consumer Relations toll-free number 1-866-762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers should not return product to retail stores.