Awesafe recalls biometric gun safes

Photo source: CPSC

The biometric lock can fail and be opened by unauthorized users

Awesafe of China is recalling about 60,000 Awesafe biometric gun safes.

The biometric lock can fail and be opened by unauthorized users, posing a serious injury hazard and risk of death.

The firm has received reports of 71 incidents of the gun safes being opened by unauthorized users when the biometric lock failed to secure the safe. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves black Awesafe biometric gun safes that can fit two pistols, and have the brand name “Awesafe” on the front.

The gun safes, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at and from August 2019, until December 7, 2022, for about $130.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the biometric feature, remove the batteries, and only use the key for the recalled safes to store firearms until they get the free replacement safe.

Contact Awesafe to receive instructions on disabling the biometric feature and to receive a free replacement safe. Consumers will be asked to disable the biometric reader and email a photo of the disabled biometric reader to in order to receive a replacement safe.

The instructions on how to safely disable the biometric reader are also located at

Once consumers receive a replacement safe, they should discard the recalled safe in accordance with local laws.

Consumers may contact Awesafe by email at or online at for more information.

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