Gun locks recalled |

Gun locks recalled

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Gun locks distributed free in several Front Range counties last year are being recalled after officials discovered they can be opened without a key.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation distributed about 400,000 locks nationwide as part of its Project HomeSafe campaign to prevent accidental shootings. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office gave away 2,000.

The locks can be opened if struck against a hard surface.

Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties also gave away the locks.

The defective locks, made in China, resemble a bicycle cable lock and have a red cable with a black padlock. They are printed with the words ”Project” and ”HomeSafe” and are designed for unloaded revolvers, semiautomatic pistols and auto-loading and pump-action shotguns.

Recipients of Project HomeSafe locks can call 1 (800) 726-6444 to receive a free replacement gun lock, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office plans to distribute new locks proven to be effective when the program resumes within the next two months, Sgt. Greg Schumann said.

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