FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2002
PRODUCT: Door Locks - Best Lock Corp., d/b/a/ Best Access Systems, of Indianapolis, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 electronic door locks. The IDH Max, B.A.S.I.S® G and B.A.S.I.S.® V (Magstrip and Smartcard versions) cylindrical and mortise electronic door lock products are often installed in college and university dormitories, schools and hospitals. The IDH Max, B.A.S.I.S.® G and B.A.S.I.S.® V products were sold directly or through authorized distributors to the commercial and industrial markets between 2000 and December 2001.
PROBLEM: In an extreme fire situation, it is possible for the electronic wires and mounting holes to become exposed posing a fire hazard risk. There is no danger of latch failure, nor will this prevent normal egress during an emergency evacuation.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: CPSC and Best Lock have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to make sure that products installed in fire-rated applications meet industry standards.
WHAT TO DO: Customers will be contacted directly by Best Acess Systems to receive a replacement product. Products installed in non-fire rated applications and B.A.S.I.S. G mortise products installed in 20-minute fire rated applications will be modified or replaced if requested by the customer. Products installed in 3-hour fire rated applications will be modified or replaced. For more information, call Best Access Systems at (800) 479-9087, between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday, or visit Best's website at www.bestaccess.com. For a detailed description and picture of the products, see Best's web site.
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.
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