May 9, 2001Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Recalls Padlocks and Cable Gun Locks
CT (SafetyAlerts) - Sturm, Ruger
& Co. Inc. said today it is voluntarily recalling 1.2 million padlocks and 800,000
cable gun locks that bear the "Ruger" name. The padlocks can be opened using
keys other than those originally provided with the locks and the cable locks can be opened
if struck with force potentially allowing unauthorized access to a firearm.
Ruger is aware of three incidents where a consumer was able to open a padlock without the
use of its designated key. No injuries have been reported.
Lockable boxes using these padlocks were shipped by Ruger with its pistols and revolvers
from 1987 until 1995. The red cable locks were shipped with Ruger rifles and shotguns from
1998 until March 2001. These locks were distributed nationwide.
Ruger began its voluntary lock replacement program in March 2001. Consumers with the
recalled padlocks and cable locks should send them to Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., Dept.
LK, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, NH 03773 for a free replacement lock. For more
information, call Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. toll-free at (888) 317-6887 between 8
a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Ruger's website at www.Ruger-
Consumers should always be sure to obey all laws and follow appropriate safety procedures
when storing their firearms. Consumers are reminded to make sure their unloaded gun is
secure until the new replacement lock is received.
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