December 5, 2006
WASHINGTON , D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Keyed 5K Series Door Handle Locks
Units: About 25,000
Manufacturer: Stanley Security Solutions Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.
Hazard: The locks 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 three reports of the locks failing. No entrapments have been reported.
Description: The recalled units include the 5K Light/Medium Duty Lever Series door handle locks. These sets have a brass or stainless steel finish with the word "BEST" embossed below the key whole on the elongated handle.
Sold through: Locksmiths, hardware, and building supply stores nationwide from November 2005 through September 2006 for between $65 and $115.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should contact Stanley Security Solutions to schedule an appointment to have the locks replaced free of charge.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley Security Solutions product support department at (800) 479-9087 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.stanleysecurity.com
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