Category: Childproof Devices

Kitchen Drawer Lock

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CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To secure kitchen drawers to prevent a child with a developmental disability from opening them. The locking device consists of a handle on the outside of the drawer cabinet attached to a horizontal lever mounted on the top inside wall of the cabinet. The horizontal lever is attached to a vertical latching bar that fits into a corresponding slot in the wedge-shaped pieces mounted on the drawers themselves. When the handle on the outside is turned, the horizontal lever lifts the vertical bar out of the slots on the drawer pieces and a drawers can be opened. Once the knob is released, the latching bar descends, locking the remaining drawers. When the open drawer is closed, the wedge-shaped piece slides under the latching bar and lifts it so it falls back into the slot, locking the drawer. TITLE: Securing Kitchen Drawers. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring 2004: p. 10. PAGES: 1.

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad) Organization Type: 
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TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Locked Bag 2008
2145 Wentworthville Australia
Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
Fax: -11742
AU
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids