Consumer product recall

Cabela's branded safes with biometric locks made by Fortress Safe recalled due to risk of serious injury or death

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Cabela's Quick Access Safe with biometric lock and Cabela's 4 Gun Safe with biometric lock
Consumer products - Injury hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product, remove the batteries and contact Fortress Safe to receive a free replacement safe.

Affected products

This recall involves two Cabela’s branded Safes with biometric locks. 

The following products are affected:

Product Description

Model Number

Cabela’s Quick Access Safe with biometric lock


Cabela’s 4 Gun Safe with biometric lock



The biometric gun safes pose a serious safety hazard and risk of death caused by a programming feature that can allow unauthorized access to the safes. Consumers can believe they have properly programmed the biometric feature when in fact the safe remains in the default to open mode.  When in the default to open mode, unauthorized users, including children, can access the safe to remove hazardous contents, including firearms. 

As of October 20, 2023, Cabela’s Canada has received two reports of incidents and no reports of injuries in Canada. The manufacturer of the safe has received one report of a death and 37 reports of safes using the same biometric hardware being accessed in the United States by unpaired fingerprints.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the biometric reader in the recalled products, remove the batteries and contact Fortress Safe to receive a free replacement safe.

For more information, consumers can contact Fortress Safe by telephone at 833-588-9181 or visit the company website

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that 1,834 units of the affected product were sold in Canada through Cabela’s Canada and their affiliated company, Bass Pro Shops.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from September 2020 to February 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Household items


Xpedition LLC, dba Fortress Safe

Naperville, Illinois

United States


Cabela’s Canada and Bass Pro Shops

Winnipeg, Manitoba


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Health Canada
General public
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