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Public Safety Announcement


In late March 2018, SafeTech Hardware Australia Pty Ltd (SafeTech) together with G8Safe entered a voluntary recall process with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the striker component of their key lockable pool gate latches.

All market product has since been replaced with a new and improved striker. The recall will be honoured indefinitely for consumers who purchased the recalled product, i.e. purchased prior to April 2018.

The affected product included -

  • G8Safe key lockable pool gate latches
  • SL-50H Pool Gate Latch
  • SL-50-TRI TriLatch
  • G8Safe Megapack
  • Trade packs that include key lockable pool gate latches.

SafeTech branded products were sold by wholesalers and distributors, and G8Safe branded products were sold at Bunnings Warehouses Australia Ptd Ltd.

If you think you may have purchased any of the above mentioned products sold prior to April 2018, please download or view the consumer advice fact sheet for assistance.


What Needs To Happen

Disable The Key Lock

It is important to note that disabling the key lock mechanism of the latch will not affect existing pool compliance status or the ability to secure the gate.
  1. Immediately remove the key from the striker component of the gate latch.
  2. Fill the key hole with a waterproof glue adhesive (instructional video below).
  3. Do not use the key to lock the striker component of the gate latch.

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