Bulldog Cases recalls biometric gun safes

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The biometric lock can be opened by unauthorized users

Bulldog Cases of Danville, Va., is recalling about 33,500 Bulldog Biometric Firearm Safes.

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

The firm has received four reports of the safe being opened by an unauthorized user. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Bulldog Magnum Biometric Pistol Vaults, Magnum Biometric Pistol Vaults with Shelf, and Magnum Biometric Top Load Pistol Vaults. The black steel safes are used to store firearms and valuables.

The pistol vault (BD4030B) measures 11.5 inches by 8 inches by 5.5 inches, and the pistol vault with shelf (BD4040B) measures 11.5 inches by 10 inches by 8 inches. The top load pistol vault (BD4055B) measures 11.5 inches by 9.8 inches by 2.5 inches.

The pistol vault with shelf has one shelf and can store approximately two firearms. The model number can be found on a label on a silver sticker on the back right corner of the safe, and the brand name “Bulldog” appears on the front of the safe.

A list of the recalled model numbers may be found here.

The gun safes, manufactured in China, were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Walmart and firearm stores nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from July 2016, through January 2024, for between $194 and $216.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the biometric feature of the recalled safe, remove the batteries from the safe, and only use the key when storing firearms.

Contact Bulldog to receive a repair kit or free replacement safe for consumers with the Magnum Biometric Pistol Vaults, or a free replacement safe for consumers with the Magnum Biometric Top Load Pistol Vaults.

Consumers may contact Bulldog toll-free at (888) 799-8001 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@bulldogcases.net or online at https://bulldogcases.com/recall for more information.

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