Products Liability Law Daily Entrapment risk prompts recall of 70K door locksets
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Entrapment risk prompts recall of 70K door locksets

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan, Ltd., of Taiwan, has recalled around 70,000 door locksets because the latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk. This failure could lead to the inability to vacate a location in an emergency (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-038, November 29, 2016).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received four reports of the latches failing. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Stanley’s commercial cylindrical series BMHA/ANSI Grade 1 heavy duty locksets with dead-latch components. The recalled locksets have brass, bronze, nickel, chrome, or satin chrome finish. They were sold under 18 different brands, and the model or part numbers are located on the packaging. A complete list of model and part numbers is available at www.cpsc.gov.

These door locksets, which were manufactured in Taiwan, were sold by Stanley Commercial Hardware and other lock distributors and retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Grainger.com from February 2016 through September 2016 for between $170 and $320.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled locksets immediately. For Stanley Commercial Hardware-branded locksets, consumers should contact Stanley Commercial Hardware, and for all other brands, consumers should contact Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan to receive a free replacement latch or to schedule an appointment to have the latches replaced free of charge if the lockset is already installed.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Stanley Commercial Hardware toll-free at 855-885-1296 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stanleyhardwarefordoors.com and click on "Products," then on "Recall."

Companies: Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan, Ltd.

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