If you have started a DIY Pool Fence job over the last couple of months, then you may want to double check where you got your products from, and if they belong to the newest recall issued by one of Australia’s biggest hardware chains in April 2018. While DIY Frameless glass and Absolut do not use or stock the recalled products, we really want to share the news so if you have recently put in a G8Safe latch, you can ensure that you get it taken the place of immediately.
The product recall is issued for G8Safe Pool Latches manufactured by SafeTech Hardware Australia Pty. As Choice mentioned, this is a nationwide recall because the latch does not comply with Australian safety standards.
The reason? Because these latches are able to be locked in a manner that the locking pin remains in an open position. This suggests that it can actually be ‘locked open’ and therefore anyone can enter the pool area as the latch will certainly not automatically close after you.
As reported by Choice:
” Consumers should immediately disable the key lock mechanism by removing the key from the striker, or [fill] the key hole with a waterproof adhesive,”
says David Hillyard, commissioner of Consumer Protection.
” This is a very serious safety issue,” he adds, “so I urge all owners and residents of properties with pools to … take urgent action.”.
The recall is for a range of the SafeTech and G8Safe items, including:
- SafeTech Top Pull Pool Gate Latch (Key Lockable).
- G8Safe Top Pull Pool Gate Latch (Key Lockable).
- SafeTech TriLatch (Key Lockable).
- G8Safe TriLatch (Key Lockable).
As well as the kits:
- SafeTech Trade Packs (Key Lockable).
- G8Safe Megapack (Key Lockable).
In the event that you have any of these goods, Just what should you do?
The callback is advising that Consumers should “immediately disable the key lock mechanism by removing the key from the striker or fill in the key hole with a waterproof adhesive”.
The fact this recall has occured indicates clear reasons why we have these pool safety standards, as well as why Absolut and DIY Frameless glass only stocks quality products which fully adhere to these standards.
If you have any concerns about this recall, or ways to select a new pool latch system please feel free to reach Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 Or DIY Frameless Glass on 1300 66 75 42