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Check for unsafe pool gate latches this winter

Posted 12/9/18

The winter months provide an opportunity to make sure swimming pools and fences are safe and in good repair so you’re prepared when the weather heats up.

This year, when checking pool fencing during property inspections or when completing property condition reports, we urge you to pay particular attention to gate latches.
A voluntary recall is currently underway for a striker component contained in several pool gate latches that were sold by Bunnings. The recalled striker component does not comply with Australian standards and can cause the gate to be locked in the open position, posing a potential drowning risk for children.
A recent Ombudsman’s report found that between 2006 and 2015, the majority of drowning incidents involving children occurred in swimming pools.

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