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DJG, Inc. recalls cabinet locks

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks imported by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc. are being recalled because of a safety hazard.

DETAILS: Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks imported by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.; sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012.

The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the "lock" position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. The cabinet locks were manufactured in China.

WHY: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury due to dangerous or unsafe items.

INCIDENTS: DJG has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. The firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet's contents.

In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

HOW MANY: About 900,000.

FOR MORE: Contact DJG at 866-762-3212 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT or visit the firm's website at www.djgusa.com .

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