Thousands of biometric gun safes from the brands Fortress, Cabela’s, Gettysburg, and Legend Range and Field are being recalled because of a programming feature that can allow unauthorized access to the safes, posing “a serious safety hazard and risk of death.”

This recall comes as studies and reports have found an increasing number of children and teens are dying from gunshots. Data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention found more than 45,000 people died in the United States from gun-related injuries. 22.5 percent of those deaths were people ages 1 to 19. In 2020, The University of Michigan found death from firearms had surpassed car crashes as the primary cause of death in American children and teens for the first time in its 60 years of compiling numbers.

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