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Stanley Commercial Hardware commercial cylindrical series BMHA/ANSI Grade 1 heavy duty locksets with dead-latch components have been recalled. The latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk. The firm has received four reports of latches failing, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-038.
About 70,000 locksets sold between February 2016 and September 2016 are affected by this recall. The recalled locksets have brass, bronze, nickle, chrome or satin chrome finish, and were sold under a variety of brand names. Brands include Advantage, Arrow, Cal-Royal, Delaney, Dorma, Dorex, General Lock, Hager, MaxGrade, SDC, Stanley Commercial Hardware, Taymor, Tell, TownSteel, USCAN, and also as unbranded models.
A full list of affected model/part numbers can be found on the USCPSC recall at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Door-Locksets-Recalled
Facility managers are directed to remove the locksets immediately, and contact the manufacturer for a latch replacement. Stanley Commercial Hardware can be reached at 855-885-1296 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or www.stanleyhardwarefordoors.com. Click on Products, then on Recall for more information.
This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org.