Voluntary Recall Pool Gate Latch April 2018

A voluntary recall is underway of unsafe components of gate latches for swimming pool fences which can cause the gate to be locked in an open position, posing a potential drowning risk for children.

The strike component is being recalled, contained in the following latches:

  • SafeTech Top Pull Pool Gate Latch (Key Lockable)
  • G8Safe Top Pull Pool Gate Latch (Key Lockable)
  • SafeTech TriLatch (Key Lockable)
  • G8Safe TriLatch (Key Lockable)

These products are also available for purchase as part of the following kits:

  • SafeTech Trade Packs (Key Lockable)
  • G8Safe Megapack (Key Lockable)

An investigation into the imported products found that they do not comply with Australian standards relating to safety barriers for swimming pools. If the gate is open, turning the key in the striker component of the gate latch may cause the gate to remain locked in the open position which will not prevent unsupervised access to the pool area.

For further information please visit www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/recall-unsafe-pool-gate-latches-pose-drowning-risk-children

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