Residential Pools and Spas

Recall of D&D SureClose Readyfit hinge closer kits

October 18, 2021

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the New Zealand Government have issued recall notices for the SureClose Readyfit 180° Hinge-Closer Kits from D&D Technologies.

The closers may not fully self-close a gate as expected. If a gate remains unclosed it won’t prevent unintended access as designed. If a young child accesses the pool or spa area unsupervised, the situation could lead to drowning.

Consumers should contact D&D Technologies on (02) 9454 7888 (Monday to Friday,  9am to 5pm AEST), or via email at sales@ddtech.com.au to arrange a repair, replacement or refund.

Consumers should ensure the gate is secured until a replacement hinge has been installed.

Rectification underway

Bill Land, D&D Technology’s Australia and New Zealand sales manager says that this is a voluntary recall and they’ve been working closely with the ACCC.

“We bring this product in from Italy – it’s one of the few products we don’t manufacture,” he says.

“We sell a lot of them into the United States but only sold about 150 into Australia and New Zealand. We’ve got good traceability and we know that only eight have been used in swimming pool applications.”

He says they know where those eight installations are and have already rectified them. However, if anyone has any concerns, they should contact him at the supplied email address.

Contact: sales@ddtech.com.au

CAPTION: The SureClose Readyfit 180° Hinge-Closer Kit contains a pair of hinge-closers with dimples on the end

 



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