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Harbor Freight recalls handgun safes due to serious injury hazard

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Harbor Freight Tools has recalled certain handgun safes due to a serious injury hazard.

Below is a list of specific information on the recall provided by Harbor Freight:

Name of product:
Electronic Handgun Safes

Hazard: The handgun safes can open without the use of a key or combination upon impact and allow unintended access to the contents of the safe, posing a risk of serious injury to children and others.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: August 9, 2018
Units: About 25,000

Consumer Contact: Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall Safety Information” on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

This recall involves two models of 0.17 cubic foot capacity electronic handgun safes sold under two different brand names, Union Safe Company and Bunker Hill Security. The recalled safes are dark gray and the SKU number is printed on a permanent label on the door. The brand is printed on the permanent label on the door and molded into the combination touch-pad panel.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun safes, secure the handguns to keep them away from children and return the safes to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of a Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

These safes are sold exclusively at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2014 through February 2018 for about $65.

The following is a PSA that was put out this week from the Ad Council and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's new campaign "End Family Fire":

Eight children and teens are killed or injured every single day by the family fire, an accidental shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home that results in death or injury. 
To ensure the chances of unintentional shootings are drastically reduced - ensuring nearly 3,000 more kids each year have a future - the groups are also aiming for the term "family fire" to become known in hopes that it will raise awareness and gun owners will store their guns safely.

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