Recall: The GunBox Gun Storage Boxes
On 2014-04-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding The GunBox Gun Storage Boxes due to a potential failure to protect hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $280 to $475.
About 1,000 units are involved in this The GunBox gun storage box recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The GunBox(TM) is an aluminum, square, clam-shaped case with an RFID scanner with a T-shaped logo on the top center of the box and two USB ports for charging devices. The "RF+Biometric" and "Premier" model boxes include a square fingerprint scanner below the RFID scanner on the top of the box that holds multiple fingerprints. The "Premier" model includes a GPS locator. All of the GunBoxes were sold with RFID wristbands that allow the user to wave their hand above the box to unlock. The recall includes version 01 of The GunBox(TM) RF ,(model GBRF1.0); RF+Biometric, (Model GBBIO1.0); and the Premier, (model GBPREM1.0). The model number and "The GunBox(TM)" are printed on a label on the bottom of the units.
These items were sold new+ at exclusively online by www.thegunbox.com from January 2014 through February 2014 for between $280 and $475.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should contact The GunBox for instructions on returning their gun box for a free replacement locking mechanism. The GunBox LLC is contacting its customers directly.
The GunBox LLC toll-free at (866)764-0009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.thegunbox.com and click on "Update Now Available for Version 1 of the Gunbox" at the bottom of the page for more information.
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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