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Biometric Gun Safes

Description: The recalled gun safes are portable lock boxes, personal safes, pistol vaults, and gun cabinets with brand names Fortress, Cabela's, Gettysburg, and Legend Range & Field. Model numbers can be found above the barcode on a label located on the back of the safe and on the top right corner of the original packaging. Safes with the following model numbers are included in this recall. Model # Description 11B20 Fortress Portable Safe with Biometric Lock 44B10 Fortress Personal Safe with Pop up door and Biometric Lock 44B10L Legend Range & Field Personal Safe with Pop up door and Biometric Lock 44B20 Fortress Medium Personal Safe with Biometric Lock 55B20 Fortress Quick Access Safe with Biometric Lock 55B30 Fortress Large Quick Access Safe with Biometric Lock 55B30G Gettysburg Large Quick Access Safe with Biometric Lock 4BGGBP Cabela's 4 Gun Safe with Biometric Lock 55B30BP Cabela's Biometric Personal Safe [Learn More]

61000 units were affected by this recall.

Biometric Gun Safes
Fortress Safe Announces Recall of Biometric Gun Safes Due to Serious Injury Hazard and Risk of Death; One Death Reported

Recalled Fortress Portable Safe with Biometric Lock, Model 11B20. Recalled Fortress Personal Safe with Pop up door and Biometric Lock, Model 44B10

Biometric Gun Safes Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date10/19/2023
Recall ID9739
Recall Number24011
HazardThe biometric lock on the gun safes can be opened by unauthorized users, posing a serious injury hazard and risk of death.
InjuriesCPSC is aware of a recent lawsuit alleging a 12-year-old boy died from a firearm obtained from one of these safes. There have been 39 incidents of consumers reporting that their safes have been accessed by unpaired fingerprints.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the biometric reader in the recalled gun safes, remove the batteries, and contact Fortress to receive a free replacement safe.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactFortress Safe toll-free at 833-588-9181 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at or and click on "Recall" at the top of the page for more information.
Last Updated10/19/2023
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