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

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Nationwide Industries for a replacement striker kit that can be installed with a Phillips head screwdriver.

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.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Nationwide-Industries-Recalls-Trident-Pool-Gate-Latches/

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.

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.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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