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Master Lock Recalls Lock and Leash™ Locks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date:
April 01, 2008

Recall Details

April 1, 2008
Release #08-236

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 464-2088

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: Lock and Leash™ Locks

Units: About 27,000

Importer: Master Lock, of Oak Creek, Wis.

Manufacturer: Fullyear-Brother Enterprise Co. Ltd, of Taiwan

Hazard: Red surface paint on the locks contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves red Lock and Leash™ locks with model number 1551D. The locks have a matching red coiled cable used to anchor items. Master Lock® is printed in white above the combination display. Other colors are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Hardware stores and Internet retailers from March 2007 through January 2008 for about $8.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled locks and return them to Master Lock Company Return Goods c/o All in One Warehouse, 2050 North Smokey Lane, Suite B, Nogales, AZ 85621 for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Master Lock at (800) 464-2088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm's Web site at


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