Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
Newest Review: ... were delivered within about 3 days so it didn't take too long before I was asking my husband to fit them!! The locks came packaged in a p... more
Locks little hands out of danger
Clippasafe Cupboard Locks
Member Name: jazzypinkpuppet
Clippasafe Cupboard Locks
Advantages: works brilliantly, great price
Disadvantages: very fiddly to fix
I bought these cupboard locks about six months ago when I started looking after my Nephew a few days a week. I never needed such apparatus with my two children but my nephew is constantly opening my kitchen cupboards and so I needed something to stop him in his tracks. These seemed like a perfect solution.
In each pack you get six locks and latches, you also get the screws to fix them to your cupboards or drawers.
They are made of a strong yet flexible plastic, they seem very durable mine have shown no signs of wear and tear after six months of constant use.
Fixing them - They locks need to be permanently fitted to the cupboards using screws, they will leave holes in your doors, they will be on the inside so are not noticeable.
The concept of fitting them is simple, you fix a lock on the inside of the cupboard door and a latch on to the side of the cupboard, so that when the door closes the lock gets caught by the latch.
On the pack it says they are 'quick and easy to fit', but I found them fiddly and awkward to fit, in fact I found it impossible to fix to the drawers as I didn't have enough of a gap to fuse the screwdriver.
It is tricky to line up the latch and the lock and on one cupboard it took me nearly three attempts. I am pretty sure it wasn't just me being a DIY doughnut.
After about an hour I had successfully fitted four locks to my kitchen cupboards - phew !!!
Do they work - the answer to this is yes!! To open the lock you need to push the lock which releases it from the latch. At first it was really annoying as I would try to open the cupboards forgetting they were locked. But within a few weeks it became second nature to unlock them first.
My nephew tries to open them but he can't, he gets really frustrated and starts yanking at the doors but the locks are just to strong for him.
I think these are a brilliant idea at keeping little inquisitive hands away from things they shouldn't be touching, especially potentially dangerous things.
I bought mine from B&Q, and they cost £2.49 a pack which I think is an excellent price. They are available from many other retailers like Robert dyers, Homebase and Wilkinson so it may be worth shopping around to get an even better bargain.
Three stars due to the fiddly fixing.
Summary: A great way of stopping little hands exploring where the shouldn't.
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