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Nationwide Industries Recalls Trident Pool Gate Latches Due To Failure to Secure Hazardous Areas


Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 23, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-085

  • Nationwide Trident Black Latch
    Nationwide Trident Black Latch

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches

Hazard:  The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.

Consumer 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 and click on “Info on Trident Striker replacements” for more information.

Recall Details

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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Source: cpsc.gov

 


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