Stanley Security Solutions Announces Recall of Door Locksets; Failure of Latches Could Lead to Entrapment in an Emergency

 

March 9, 2011
Alert #11-725
 

Stanley Security Solutions Announces Recall of Door Locksets; Failure of Latches Could Lead to Entrapment in an Emergency

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 6K and 7KC series door locksets

Units: About 63,100

Manufacturer: Stanley Security Solutions Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.

Hazard: The latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment hazard. This failure could lead to the inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

Incidents/Injuries: Stanley Security Solutions has received five reports of the latches failing. One entrapment has been reported. No injuries reported.

Description: The recalled latches are in 6K and 7KC series medium Duty Locksets. These locksets have a brass or stainless steel finish and may have the word "BEST" embossed on the key core.

Sold: Nationwide to end users through either the firm’s network of branches or independent dealers from April 2010 through January 2011 for between about $80 and $260.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should contact Stanley Security Solutions to schedule an appointment to have the latches replaced free of charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley Security Solutions’ toll-free at (888) 312-8875 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.stanleysecuritysolutions.com

Picture of Recalled 6K Series Lockset

6K Series Lockset

 

Picture of Recalled 7KC Series Lockset

7KC Series Lockset