Battenfeld Technologies Recalls Three-Digit Combination Locking Handgun Vaults Due to Lock Malfunction

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 10, 2013
Recall number: 13-165
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  • Lockdown® Compact Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222669

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    Lockdown® Compact Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222669

  • Lockdown® Large Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222668

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    Lockdown® Large Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222668

  • Location of the Serial Number

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    Location of the Serial Number

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Compact and Large Handgun Security Vaults

Hazard:

The lock can fail and allow unintended access to the contents of the vault.

Consumer Contact:

Battenfeld Technologies Inc., toll free at (877) 509-9160 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.lockdownvaults.com and click on “Product Recall.”

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26673r-eng.php
Units

About 3,900 in the U.S. and about 100 in Canada

Description

This recall is for combination lock models of Lockdown® Compact and Large handgun security vaults. The vaults are black, steel cases used to store handguns or other valuables at home, in the car or when traveling. The Compact vault’s interior is 5.25 inches wide, 8.25 long and 1.5 inches deep and can store most compact automatics and revolvers. The Large vault’s interior is 6.125 inches wide, 9.75 inches long and 1.5 inches deep and can store most full-sized automatics and revolvers with barrels up to 4 inches long. The vaults are lined with foam padding in the top and bottom and are secured by a three-digit combination lock. A label with the words “Lockdown” and “www.lockdownvaults.com” is located to the left of the combination lock. The serial number is located on a paper label on the inside surface of the vault bottom under the foam. Recalled Compact and Large vaults have serial numbers from ST120002600 to ST120006800.   

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun vaults and contact Battenfeld Technologies to return the vault for a full refund.

Sold at

Small sporting goods and specialty stores nationwide and online retailers from May 2012 to Mar 2013 both for around $21.

Importer

Battenfeld Technologies Inc., of Columbia, Mo.

Manufactured in

China

  • Lockdown® Compact Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222669

  • Lockdown® Large Handgun Vault, Combo Lock 222668

  • Location of the Serial Number