'Master...' Gun Locks are recalled
Master Lock, which in 1999 moved production to China from a United Auto Workers-represented plant in Milwaukee, is recalling more than 750,000 key operated, gun trigger locks because of a safety defect in the China-made mechanisms.
The halves of the lock can be pulled apart without a key, giving children and others unintended access to a firearm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. In announcing the recall, the CPSC said the locks were sold separately for $8 - $12 or in combination with some Smith & Wesson and Walther handguns.
All the locks were made in China and sold nation wide from June 1999 until July 2000. The packaging caries the words, "Made to exclusive Master Lock specifications in China." Locks made before Master Lock moved hundreds of UAW Local 469 jobs to China are not being recalled. Those locks carry the words, "Milwaukee, Wis., USA," or "Made in the U.S.A."