|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2000
Release # 01-042
|Gun Cabinet Recall Hotline: (800) 323-9601
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Stack-On Products Co. Announce Recall of Gun Cabinets
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stack-On Products Co., of Wauconda, Ill., is recalling about 3,300 gun cabinets with the brand name "Stack-On" or "Sentinel". The gun cabinets have push button locks that can be opened without the use of a key allowing unauthorized access to firearms.
Stack-On Products has received two reports of consumers being able to open locks without using their keys. No injuries have been reported.
Only those Stack-On brand gun cabinets and Sentinel gun cabinets with push button locks are being recalled. The brand name is printed on the front of the cabinet door. The model numbers being recalled are GCP-910 or GCP-914 for the Stack-On brand gun cabinets, and GPW-14 for the Sentinel brand gun cabinets. The gun cabinets are a burgundy color and hold either 10 or 14 rifles or shotguns up to 54-inches tall. The cabinets are made of heavy steel with a single key, chrome-finished handle that moves a locking bar into place. The 14-gun cabinet measures 21-inches wide by 18-inches deep by 55-inches high. The 10-gun cabinet measures 27-inches wide by 10-inches deep by 55-inches high. The cabinets were sold with adjustable storage bins that attach to the door for storing pistols, ammunition and cleaners.
Outdoor and sporting good stores nationwide sold the Stack-On brand cabinets and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. nationwide exclusively sold Sentinel brand cabinets from May 2000 through September 2000. These gun cabinets sold for between $240 and $300.
Consumers with these gun cabinets should contact Stack-On Products for information on receiving a free push button replacement lock. Stack-On Products can be reached at (800) 323-9601 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.stack-on.com.
Until consumers receive a replacement lock, make sure guns are unloaded and stored in a secured location.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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