Product recall – lockable pool gate latches

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has advised of a recall of SafeTech Hardware Australia key lockable pool gate latches that do not comply with Australian standards.

Product description

Defect

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.

Hazard

Leaving the gate latch locked in the open position may allow  young children to access the pool area posing a potential drowning risk.

Action

A person who has a lock of the above product description should immediately:

  • disable the key lock mechanism by removing the key from the striker or filling the key hole with a waterproof adhesive
  • register their details by phoning 1300 034 096 or visiting safetechhardware.com.au. Consumers will be offered either a keyless striker or a replacement lockable striker for the latch. The replacement product will come with “How to Change Your Striker” instructions. These instructions will also be available at safetechhardware.com.au

It is important to note that disabling the key mechanism will not affect your existing pool compliance status or its ability to latch and secure the gate.

Key reference details

Supplier:

Traders who sold this product:

  • Bunnings Australia
  • Wholesale distributors and trade suppliers, including gate and fencing contractors

Where the product was sold:

  • Nationally
  • International

Dates available for sale:

  • 1 January 2014 – 21 March 2018

More information

Full information, including the recall notice is available on Product Safety Australia’s website.