About 900,000 Safety 1st cabinet locks were recalled due to a failure in the locks, which can allow children to gain access to dangerous items and substances.
There have been at least 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure a cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained cabinet access due to faulty locks swallowed or handled dangerous substances, including dishwasher detergent, window cleaner and oven cleaner. Fortunately in all three instances the children were treated and released from the hospital.
The locks were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores nationwide as well as online at Amazon.com.