Child Safety Latches and Outlet Covers Recalled

altOn July 27th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Prime-Line of Redlands, CA, announced a voluntary recall of their Safety Latches and Outlet Covers due to an access safety hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

This recall involves Prime-Line child safety drawer and cabinet latches and outlet covers with rotating receptacle covers. Approximately 37,000 of these products were sold under the brand name Child Safe. The screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items.

As of July 27th, 2011, Prime-Line has received four reports of screws breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The drawer and cabinet latches were sold three per package, in model number S 4439 with SKU 049793044396, and model number S 4444 with SKU 049793044440. The outlet covers were sold one per package, in ivory, model number S 4447 with SKU 049793044471, and white, model number S 4461 with SKU 049793044617. The model number and SKU are printed on the back of the package.

These drawer and cabinet latches were sold at Ace Hardware, Bostwic-Braun, Cal-Do-It Centers, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Menards, Orgill, The Andersons Inc. and True Value stores nationwide between October 2010 and June 2011 for between $2.50 and $2.70. Outlet covers were sold at Ace Hardware, Cimarron Lumber & Supply, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Handy Hardware, Menards and W.E. Aubuchon stores nationwide between October 2009 and June 2011 for about $3.50.

What should you do if you own any of these products?

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Consumers should immediately contact Prime-Line to receive a free replacement kit. For additional information, contact Prime-Line toll-free at (855) 839-9555 anytime, or visit the firm’s website.

Additional general information can also be found at the CSPC website