Birthday Combination 5-Dial TSA Approved Lock ships with a default date of 01JAN00 - you can reset the date yourself at anytime. First ensure that the set indicator is visible when setting the date.
To Set the Date:
1) Rotate shank 90 degrees clockwise
2) Hold shank down
3) Rotate shank another 90 degrees clockwise
4) Set new date
5) Rotate shank 180 degrees counter-clockwise, relock.