- Product safety recall for various pool gate latches made by Aristo Glass Products
- The faulty gate latches may not latch properly and pose a drowning risk for children
- Consumers are reminded that pool safety is an all-year-round issue
Building and Energy is alerting consumers about a recall of several faulty latches that may fail to securely shut swimming pool gates, creating a drowning risk for children.
The recalled pool gate latches were made by Aristo Glass Products and installed by a number of glass fencing retailers. Consumers at high risk of having these faulty latches would have had their pool fence installed between 1 August 2021 and 3 March 2022.
The latches can be easily identified by the ‘A’ logo on its plastic cover, and have guide tabs on two sides of the engagement pin.
The models include SLP2011 – 180° Glass to Glass Latch, SLP2012 – Glass to Wall Latch, SLP2013 – 90° Outswing Glass to Glass Latch, SLP2014 – 90° Inswing Glass to Glass Latch, SLP2015 – Glass to Round Post Latch, and SLP2007 – 135° Glass to Glass Latch.
The recall notice, published on the Product Safety Australia website, advises that the gate latch guide tabs may break, which can lead to the gate remaining unlatched and ineffective in restricting children from entering a pool or spa area.