Nearly 25,000 electronic handgun safes were recalled last week from Harbor Freight Tools because it is too quick to open with minimal effort.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall notice stating, “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.”
That basically means anyone can bang the safe around to open it up. The safe was manufactured by Harbor Freight Tools and sold online and in stores for $65. The company is taking a different approach to the recall, however.
Instead of repairing or replacing the product, the company is issuing a refund in the form of a gift card store credit. That is allowing Harbor Freight to keep the $1,625,000 in sales made by the gun safe.
The product were sold under the Union Safe Company name with SKU No. 62984 and Bunker Hill Security with SKU No. 61581. The label can be found on the door.