Product Recall Alert

Machir Recalls Biometric Personal Safes

The biometric lock on the safes can fail and be opened by unauthorized users, posing a serious injury hazard and risk of death if the safe is used to store firearms.

View The Official CPSC Recall Notice


This recall involves certain Machir biometric personal safes used to store personal items. They measure about 10 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches. The serial numbers are located on the lower righthand corner of the front door of the safe. The following serial number ranges are included in this recall:

  • SW190035551 – SW190038050
  • SW190070151 – SW190072650
  • SW190175401 – SW190175857
  • SW190262061 – SW190264301
  • SVA2001200005001 – SVA2001200007000
  • SVA2001200014632 – SVA2001200014995
  • SVA2001200015001 – SVA2001200017577
  • SVA2001200086685 – SVA2001200089624
  • SVA2001200164001 – SVA2001200165000
  • SVA2001200115471 – SVA2001200119880
  • SVA2001200122399 – SVA2001200124758
  • SVA2001200172611 – SVA2001200174080


The firm has received 15 reports of the recalled safes being opened by unauthorized users when the biometric lock failed to secure the safe.

Recalled Machir Biometric Personal Safe

Name of Product: Machir Biometric Personal Safes

Recall Date: February 22, 2024

Recall Number: 24-129

Hazard: The biometric lock on the safes can fail and be opened by unauthorized users, posing a serious injury hazard and risk of death if the safe is used to store firearms.

Sold At: Walmart stores nationwide and online at and from July 2019 through at least September 2021 for about $98.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the biometric lock feature, remove the batteries, and only use the key for the recalled safes to store their items until they get the free replacement. Contact Machir to receive instructions on disabling the biometric lock feature and on how to receive a free replacement safe. Consumers will be asked to disable the biometric reader and email a photo of the disabled biometric reader to in order to receive a replacement safe. The instructions on how to safely destroy the biometric reader are also located at

Units: About 24,820

Consumer Directions and Contact

What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?

Machir toll-free at 888-505-5195 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at or online at or and click on “Biometric Safe Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

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