Nationwide Industries has recalled Trident Pool Gate Latches. The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing the gate. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 

Recall Summary 

Units

About 2,500

Description

The recalled magnetic gate latches are 10" or 20" models in black or white. They are marked with the "Trident" name and image on the face of the latch body below the key hole. The latch body, which is typically attached to a fence post, contains a knob and a key cylinder on the uppermost portion and a recessed area on the bottom portion designed to engage and retain the striker. The striker, which contains the magnet, is typically attached to the active gate portion of a fence gate assembly, and moves with the gate as it is opened and closed. The Trident Latches are frequently used to secure gates for pools.

Incidents/Injuries

No injuries were reported.

Remedy

Consumers should contact Nationwide Industries for a replacement striker kit that can be installed with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Sold At

The product was sold nationwide from February to October of 2013 to professional fence contractors, dealers and gate manufacturers for between $50 to $60.

Importer

Nationwide Industries, Inc. of Tampa, Fla.

Manufactured in

China

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  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


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