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Egress Locks Recalled Due to Risk of Entrapment
September 3, 2021 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Security company dormakaba has issued a recall for its Delayed Egress Locks. The product’s lockset can fail to open, trapping users inside during an emergency.
The recall is for model number DE8310, which can be found on the inside of the wiring cavity cover plate. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the product is supposed to detect when pressure is applied to a door and is set with a release delay of 15 or 30 seconds.
The recalled locks include an internal or external alarm sounder, key switch for reset and override, and a building code sign for single out swinging doors. Delayed egress locks are typically used on perimeter exit doors and internal fire doors to discourage or delay unauthorized exit while providing a safe means of escape during a fire or other catastrophic emergency.
So far, the company has received 56 reports of malfunctions. No injuries have been reported. Facilities using the recalled locks should contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair of the firmware by a technician. The recalled products were installed by contractors between October 2019 and March 2021.
Greg Zimmerman is deputy editor, Facility Market.