Battenfeld Technologies Recalls Three-Digit Combination Locking Handgun Vaults Due to Lock Malfunction

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Compact and Large Handgun Security Vaults
Hazard: The lock can fail and allow unintended access to the contents of the vault.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun vaults and contact Battenfeld Technologies to return the vault for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Battenfeld Technologies Inc., toll free at (877) 509-9160 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.lockdownvaults.com and click on "Product Recall."

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Battenfeld-Technologies-Recalls-Three-Digit-Combination-Locking-Handgun-Vaults.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,900 in the U.S. and about 100 in Canada
Description: This recall is for combination lock models of Lockdown® Compact and Large handgun security vaults. The vaults are black, steel cases used to store handguns or other valuables at home, in the car or when traveling. The Compact vault's interior is 5.25 inches wide, 8.25 long and 1.5 inches deep and can store most compact automatics and revolvers. The Large vault's interior is 6.125 inches wide, 9.75 inches long and 1.5 inches deep and can store most full-sized automatics and revolvers with barrels up to 4 inches long. The vaults are lined with foam padding in the top and bottom and are secured by a three-digit combination lock. A label with the words "Lockdown" and "www.lockdownvaults.com" is located to the left of the combination lock. The serial number is located on a paper label on the inside surface of the vault bottom under the foam. Recalled Compact and Large vaults have serial numbers from ST120002600 to ST120006800.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Small sporting goods and specialty stores nationwide and online retailers from May 2012 to Mar 2013 both for around $21.
Importer: Battenfeld Technologies Inc., of Columbia, Mo.
Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26673r-eng.php.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. â€" 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals â€" contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

Recall Number: 13-165

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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