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How to Remove Safety First Door Handle Lock: 3 Ways

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how to remove safety first door handle lock

A safety first door handle lock is a great device to childproof your door handles. But then, baby-proofing products ought not to be permanent, considering children grow quickly, and you will have to remove child safety lock from door handle at some point.

If you are in that situation and find it challenging to take it off, continue reading to learn how to remove safety first door handle lock. It is so simple and takes a few minutes to do.

Steps to Remove Safety First Door Knob Lock

Step 1. Locate the attachment point

Safety 1st Door Knob Cover comes in two halves, with clips and latches that snap together to wrap the door knob.

Check the two halves’ attachment point to remove safety 1st door lock.

Step 2. Position your fingers on the doorknob cover.

Your left-hand thumb on the back tab of the left side cover.

Your right-hand thumb to the front of the right side cover.

Your right-hand index finger to the rear part of the right side cover as support.

Step 3. Separate the attachment on one side.

Simultaneously press the left-back tab with your left thumb while your right thumb pushes the right cover against the doorknob, with your right index finger as support.

You may need to exert considerable force until the back tab attachment on one side unsnaps and separates. Do it one back tab at a time.

Step 4. Rotate the door knob cover.

To separate the attachment of the back tabs on the other side, rotate the doorknob and repeat Step 3. Push the latches to separate the pieces away from each other.

And that’s how you take off safety 1st door knob.

Steps to Remove Safety 1st Lever Handle Lock With Adhesive


What to prepare:

  • Fishing string or dental floss (or any similar thread)
  • A blow dryer or heat gun (optional)
  • Hand gloves (optional)
  • Scraping tool (optional)

Steps to take off child proof door knob with stick-on Lever Handle Locks

  • Slide the fishing string, or any similar thread, behind the lever handle lock.
  • Move the thread in a sawing motion, from side to side, to break the adhesive seal between the lever handle lock and the door.
  • You may also use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesives for easy breaking by heating the base of the lever handle lock for about 5 minutes.
  • The lever handle lock should come off as you break the adhesive backing from top to bottom.
  • If there are tape residues left on the door, roll the remaining adhesive residue off the door by hand or with a scraping tool.

Note: Do not pry off the stick-on lever handle locks to avoid damaging the door or the paint.

Step-by-Step Guide to Remove Safety 1st Lever Handle Lock Attachment


What to prepare:

  • You will only need a screwdriver, one that is compatible with the screws attached to your door lever handles.

Removing an Attached Lever Handle Locks

  • Unscrew both lever handles from the door to remove the attached lever handle locks.
  • Carefully take the lever handles off the door.
  • Gently slide off the two-part adapter plates of the lever handle locks from the door lever.
  • Reattach both lever handles and screw them back to the door to restore.

Helpful tips


Safety 1st door lock removal process for door knob covers might be complex for those with limited dexterity or grip.

If you cannot remove your door knob cover by just pressing down on the latch, it might help to use the tip of a flathead screwdriver or a butter knife to snap the tabs off.


If you’re wondering how to remove safety first door handle lock, you’ll find the pointers in this article helpful.

Installing the doorknob cover is relatively easy; the real challenge to others comes when it’s time to take it off. In removing safety 1st door lock from the doorknob, you should know the points to press. However, removing the lever handle lock requires one to take it out in the reverse manner of how it was installed.

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