In a press release, Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc, in cooperation with and in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of their Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks because of a defect that could allow children to gain access to dangerous or unsafe items contained within unauthorized cabinets.
The recall affects roughly 900,000 units of the cabinet locks that were available through Bed, Bath & Beyond, as well as many other retail stores and online from January 2004 through February 2012. The recall was put into effect after the company learned that young children were able to disengage the cabinet locks and gain access to the contents held within, posing a risk of injury to the children via dangerous or unsafe items. DJG has gotten 200 reports of locks that offered inadequate security to cabinets, including damaged locks. The company is also aware that 140 children, ranging in age from 9-months-old to 5-years-old, were able to disengage the locks and gain entry to the cabinet. Consumers are being instructed to remove the locks from cabinets immediately and to call the company to receive a free replacement lock.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of recall several times in the past and understand the potential hazards that defective products pose to consumers and their children. If you or your child has sustained an injury due to the normal use of a defective product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights as a consumer.Tweet