Defective freezer locks
W.C. Wood Co. Inc. of Ottawa, Ohio, is recalling 345,775 freezers to repair lock mechanisms that could cause children to become trapped inside.
The freezer's lock mechanism can be forced open without a key; if a child climbs or falls in, the lock could re-latch, trapping the child inside, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
W.C. Wood has received five reports of such incidents, including one of a child who became trapped in the freezer but was found and released by an adult.
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