Almost 1 Million Child Safety Locks Recalled Thanks To 140 Little Troublemakers

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Rest easy, mommies! This recall is actually not from Johnson & Johnson this time around. But if you have any Push N’ Snap cabinet locks laying around, you may want to invest in another brand.

Reuters reports that Dorel Juvenile Group Inc is recalling 900,000 Push N’ Snap child-proof locks after they turned out to be not so child-proof. Apparently 140 kids ranging in age from nine months to 5 years of age were able to get  those locks open resulting in some real parenting scares. Three separate children ingested house cleaner or detergent due to the faulty locks and were rushed to the emergency room. The kiddies have since been released.

In total, the company is looking down at 200 reports of the child safety locks being damaged or failing to secure the intended cabinet. The China-made Push N’ Snap locks in question were manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 and include the model numbers 48391 and 48442.

Those little troublemakers may have gone snooping where they weren’t necessarily supposed to. But their curious efforts have perhaps saved many other children who would have otherwise been harmed had the recall not kicked into gear.

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