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dormakaba recalls delayed egress locks

The lockset can fail to open, posing an entrapment hazard

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dormakaba USA of Indianapolis, Ind., is recalling about 2,400 delayed egress locks.

The lockset can fail to open, posing an entrapment hazard and inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

The firm has received reports of 56 incidents with the recalled locks. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves dormakaba Delayed Egress Locks with model number DE8310 found on the inside of the wiring cavity cover plate.

The locks detect when pressure is applied to a door and are set with a release delay of 15 or 30 seconds. They include an internal or external alarm sounder, key switch for reset and override, and a building code sign for single out swinging doors.

Delayed egress locks are typically used on perimeter exit doors and internal fire doors to discourage or delay unauthorized exit while providing a safe means of escape during a fire or other catastrophic emergency.

The egress locks, manufactured in China, were installed by contractors nationwide from October 2019, through March 2021, for between $1,200 and $1,400.

What to do

Facilities using the recalled locks should contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair of the firmware by a technician.

Consumers may contact dormakaba at (800) 265-6630 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at DE8310.Recall@dormakaba.com or online at https://www.dormakaba.com/resource/blob/1208524/8eb23f21bace021db14eea35ebb7fd8c/dwn-safety-notice-de8310-delayed-egress-lock-en-data.pdf for more information.

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