A pool fence has been recalled nationally after failing a basic safety test.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) found the latch on the ‘Be-Safe Pool Fence — Portable Pool Fence Starter Kit’, sold by Clark Rubber, is not not self-latching, a specification required by law.
“This completely defeats its safety purpose,” the state’s Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said according to news.com.au.
“It has failed the relevant Australian Standard for pool safety, it has failed to meet the standard required by Queensland’s non-conforming building product legislation, and it’s simply failed community standards.”
Customers who bought the fence are urged to return it to the retailer immediately, where they are entitled to a full refund.