Roughly 61,000 biometric gun safes sold nationwide are being recalled after the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, Fortress Safe and the U.S. Consumer Product Commission announced on Thursday.
The recalled safe poses a serious safety hazard and risk of death due to a programming feature that can allow unauthorized users, including children, access to the safe and its potential deadly contents, including firearms, according to the Naperville, Illinois-based company and regulatory agency.
CPSC noted a recent lawsuit alleging a 12-year-old boy had died from a firearm obtained from one of the safes. Additionally, the agency cited 39 incidents of safe owners reporting the product had been accessed by unpaired fingerprints.
Sometimes we are too trusty of technology. And I am not going to say I always check that nobody else can access biometric-secured items, but it will be another item to be dutifully check-listed from now on. I know my phone’s biometric only work with the fingers I selected because every time I don’t use the right one or don’t proper the chose one properly, I get the polite Eff You message.
Let’s double check, shall we?
Hat Tip Royk