Child Safety Latches

A design flaw in this child safety latch increases the likelihood that your child will open the cabinet, retrieve the Windex®, and drink it. Or, in our case, wash the floor.

The flaw? The installation of the latch requires precision. If the hook does not catch exactly on the loop, the door will open. The more reliable design is this latch, where the hook catches on a stop instead of a loop. There is more tolerance of error in the installation, and, because of that, the latch is less likely to become worthless over time.