CPSC: Pool Gate Latches by Nationwide Industries Recalled for Security Concerns

01/22/2014 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

New York, NY—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Nationwide Industries has voluntarily recalled Trident Pool Gate latches for failing to secure hazardous areas. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 22, 2014.

The pool gate latched by Nationwide Industries was recalled after discovering that the magnet in the striker portion of the latch can become loose and prevent the latch from securing the gate.

“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,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact Nationwide Industries for a replacement striker kit, which can be installed with a Phillips head screwdriver.

For more information about the product recall, consumers can contact Nationwide Industries at (800) 409-3901 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or use afterhours voicemail, via e-mail at [email protected], or online at www.nationwideindustries.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley—Legal news for product liability lawyers.

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