Push 'N Snap cabinet locks recalled

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US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Push 'N Snap cabinet locks because they are easy to open, allowing children access to dangerous items. Photo via Dorel Juvenile Group website.

If you think your keeping your children’s prying hands away from dangerous objects through those Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks you have around the house, think again.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of nearly one million locks on Thursday after receiving 200 reports that the locks don’t adequately secure the cabinets they are placed on. In 140 incidences children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years old were able to disengage the safety latches and gain access to items that latches are intended to keep out of reach. Morever, three of these children swallowed or handled household cleaning products such as dishwashing detergent and oven cleaner and had to be treated in an emergency room.

The recall pertains to model numbers 48391 and 48842 manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010. If you have one of these locks, manufactured by the Dorel Juvenile Group, the CPSC recommends you remove them and contact the manufacturer for free replacements. You can contact DJG by calling (866) 762-3212 Monday thru Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by visiting its website www.djgusa.com.

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