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Cabinet locks recalled

Push `N Snap Cabinet Locks imported by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., have been recalled.

About 900,000 of the locks were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, at 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.

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

Dorel has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks.

The company is aware of 140 children ages nine months to five 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 at emergency treatment centers and released.

For more information, contact Dorel at 866-762-3212 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fort Wayne time, or visit the company’s website at http://www.djgusa.com.

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