14 April 2018

Lock striker component on certain SafeTech/G8Safe Pool Gates Latches

The Hazard!

If the gate is open, turning the key in the striker component of the gate latch may cause the gate to remain locked in the open position. If the gate latch remains locked in the open position, it will not prevent unsupervised access to the pool area posing a potential drowning risk.

What to do...

Disable your key lock mechanism by removing the key from the striker and filling the key hole with waterproof glue. Register your details on the Safetech hardware website for a replacement striker (a keyless striker or a lockable striker). For more information, please contact SafeTech Hardware. Disabling the key lock mechanism will not affect the latches ability to latch and secure.

Product Identifiers

Sold at Bunnings from May 2014 to March 2018. Lock striker component of latches on the following products: SafeTech Lockable Latch SafeTech Trade Pack G8Safe MegaPack SafeTech & G8Safe TriLatch No other SafeTech Hardware or G8Safe products are affected.

Supplier Contact

SafeTech Hardware Australia

www.safetechhardware.com.au

strikersupport@g8safe.com.au

Responsible Agency

MBIE