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Conn. Gun Company Recalls Locks

May 10, 2001

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Connecticut company is recalling 1.2 million padlocks and 800,000 cable gun locks that can be opened with the wrong keys or if struck.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. of Southport has received three reports of people opening the padlocks without using the keys that go with them, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. No injuries have been reported.

Ruger distributed the padlocks with its pistols and revolvers from 1987 until 1995. The cable locks were distributed with its rifles and shotguns from 1998 until March 2001.

People with questions may call the company at 1-888-317-6887. For replacements, they can send the padlocks and cable locks to Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., Dept. LK, 411 Sunapee St., Newport, NH 03773.

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On the Net:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.: http://www.Ruger-Firearms.com

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