Recall: Lockdown Compact and Large Handgun Security Vaults
On 2013-04-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lockdown Compact and Large Handgun Security Vaults due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $21.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Battenfeld Technologies gun vault recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 509-9160
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What is the problem?
The lock can fail and allow unintended access to the contents of the vault.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26673r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Small sporting goods and specialty stores nationwide and online retailers from May 2012 to Mar 2013 both for around $21.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun vaults and contact Battenfeld Technologies to return the vault for a full refund.
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."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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