Consumer product recall

Compact and large handgun security vaults

Starting date:
April 10, 2013
Posting date:
April 10, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint Recall with Battenfeld Technologies Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Compact and large handgun security vaults

Product 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 70 centimetres (5.25 inches) wide, 21 centimetres (8.25 inches) long and 3.8 centimetres (1.5 inches) deep and can store most compact automatics and revolvers. The Large vault’s interior is 15.5 centimetres (6.125 inches) wide, 24.8 centimetres (9.75 inches) long and 3.8 centimetres (1.5 inches) deep and can store most full-sized automatics and revolvers with barrels up to 10 centimetres (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 "" 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.

Hazard identified

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

Neither Health Canada nor Battenfeld Technologies Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the handgun vaults.

Number sold

This recall involves approximately 100 units in Canada and approximately 3,900 units in the United States. The recalled security vaults were sold at small sporting goods and specialty stores nationwide and online retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled handgun vaults were sold from May 2012 to February 2013 in Canada and from May 2012 to March 2013 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Battenfeld Technologies Inc.




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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Battenfeld Technologies Inc., by telephone at 1-877-509-9160 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or online and click on "Product Recall".

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.