Feroleto Law, Buffalo NY

The First Years® Recalls American Red Cross® Cabinet Swing Locks

As a product safety attorney and parent, I am always concerned when a product places the safety of our children at risk. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported today that there is a recall of The First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks. The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items. This recall involves The First Years American Red Cross cabinet swing locks with item number Y7181.

The latches are mounted on cabinets or drawers to help prevent young children from gaining access and were sold two per blister card. An America Red Cross logo and “cabinet swing lock” is printed on the package. “American Red Cross” is molded onto the front of the lock. A date code is printed on the bottom of the back of the package and on the back side of each latch just above the connection point.

Consumers should immediately remove the latches from cabinets, record the date code on the back of each latch and contact The First Years to obtain a $5 coupon toward the purchase of another Learning Curve product. When removing the latches, consumers should take special care to store hazardous items out of reach of children.