Safety Notices

5/17/2012

Sure Fit Toilet Lock Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Safety 1st Sure Fit Toilet Lock
Units:  About 183,000
Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: Young children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing the risk of drowning.  
Incident/Injuries: DJG has received 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure the lid, including eight reports of children, under the age of two, who were able to disengage or break the lock.
Description: This recall involves Safety 1st Sure Fit toilet locks with model numbers 48003 and 48103. The toilet lock is attached to the tank behind the lid and is intended to prevent a child’s access to the toilet bowl. Model numbers can be found on the back of the locks.
Sold at: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart from January 2005 through April 2010 for between $8 and $20.  Amazon.com sold the lock through April 2012.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks and contact DJG for a free replacement lock of a different model. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to prevent unsupervised access to bathrooms.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact DJG toll-free at (877) 416-8105 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at or email at [email protected].  In March 2012, 900,000 Safety 1st cabinet locks were due to lock failure.

To obtain a free replacement toilet lock please click the link below:


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Media Contacts:

DJGUSA
Julie Vallese
202-302-1546

Dorel Corporate and DJG Canada
Rick Leckner
514-731-0000
[email protected]