Nearly 60,000 medicine bottle storage containers have been recalled by their importer, Locker Brand, a company based out of Henderson, Nevada.
The item in question is basically a locker that is used to store prescription medicine bottles so they can’t be tampered with or taken by someone who doesn’t have the code. The product is orange with a white top, and looks almost as if someone adjoined four bulbous pill bottle containers side by side and slapped a three digit combination lock to the front.
The recalled units were made between May 2010 and December 2010. They were sold at Walgreens, CVS, and Bed Bath & Beyond stores, plus Locker Brand’s website, between June 2010 and October 2011. They retailed for around $15.
Concerns with the product stem from the container opening while locked if a person simply applies pressure to the latch. This might give someone other than the person taking the pills improper access to the medicines contained inside.
Owners have been advised to cease usage of the product and contact Locker Brand to receive a return mailer. Once they have the product, Rx Locker will issue a free refund.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I know how uncontrolled medication can be potentially hazardous to a person’s health. Items like this keep that medication out of the wrong person’s hands, and it’s my hope as a Riverside personal injury lawyer that this issue gets fixed before someone is injured.