Recall: Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches
On 2014-01-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2013 for about $50 to $60.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Nationwide Industries swimming pool gate recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Swimming Pool & Hot Tub / Spa category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 409-3901
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What is the problem?
The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
Information on where these items sold new+: The product was sold nationwide from February to October of 2013 to professional fence contractors, dealers and gate manufacturers for between $50 to $60.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should contact Nationwide Industries for a replacement striker kit that can be installed with a Phillips head screwdriver.
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 Striker@NationwideIndustries.com, or online at www.nationwideindustries.com and click on "Info on Trident Striker replacements" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No injuries were reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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