Are you affected by the G8Safe Product recall?

DIY Pool Fence product line callback for national hardware chain’s products– G8Safe Pool Latches
If you have started a DIY Pool Fence job over the last couple of months, then you may wish to double check where you got your products from, and if they belong to the newest recall issued by one of Australia’s largest hardware chains in April 2018. While DIY Frameless glass  and Absolut do not use or stock the recalled products, we 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 item recall is issued for G8Safe Pool Latches made by SafeTech Hardware Australia Pty. As Choice mentioned, this is a widespread recall because the latch does not obey Australian safety standards.
The reason? Just because these latches have the capacity to be locked in a way that the locking pin continues to be in an open position. This means that it can effectively be ‘locked open’ and consequently anyone can get into the pool area as the latch may not automatically close behind you.
As stated by Choice,.

” This is a very serious safety issue,”

” Consumers should immediately disable the key lock mechanism by removing the key from the striker, or [fill] the key hole with a waterproof adhesive,”

“so I urge all owners and residents of properties with pools to … take urgent action.”.

(David Hillyard, commissioner of Consumer Protection)

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).

along with the kits:

  • SafeTech Trade Packs (Key Lockable).
  • G8Safe Megapack (Key Lockable).

If affected, what should you do?

The recall is advising that Customers 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 explains clear reasons that we have these pool safety standards, in addition to why Absolut and DIY Frameless glass only stocks premium products which fully adhere to these standards.
If you have any inquiries about this recall, or methods 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

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