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

The magnet on the gate latches can loosen and fail to secure the gate properly.

Recall date: January 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-085
  • Nationwide Trident Black Latch

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    Nationwide Trident Black Latch

  • Nationwide Trident Striker Black

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    Nationwide Trident Striker Black

  • Trident Latch White

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    Trident Latch White

  • Trident Striker White

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    Trident Striker White

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches


The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.

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, or online at and click on “Info on Trident Striker replacements” for more information.

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Recall Details


About 2,500


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.


No injuries were reported.


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

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.


Nationwide Industries, Inc., of Tampa, Fla.

Manufactured in


  • Nationwide Trident Black Latch

  • Nationwide Trident Striker Black

  • Trident Latch White

  • Trident Striker White