D & D Technologies (USA) of Huntington Beach, Calif., is recalling about 1,500 SureClose READYFIT 180° Hinge-Closer Sets.
The hinge-closers can malfunction and not fully self-close gates when installed. This can lead to unintended access to pools and other areas, posing injury and drowning hazards to young children.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves OL.MI-branded SureClose READYFIT 180 hinge-closer sets with model numbers 74108333T and 74108335T.
The hydraulic hardware, which is intended for mounting on gates, was sold with mounting screws and in sets of two hinge-closers per kit with dimples on the end. The recalled hinge-closer sets were manufactured between October 2018, and September 2019.
OL.MI, and the date code in MM/YY format, are on the end of the body of the hinge-closer and visible when the hinge-closer is in the open position.
The hinge-closer sets, manufactured in Italy, were sold at fence and gate contractors, distributors, and gate manufacturers nationwide and online at www.shutitgatehardware.com from March 2020, through July 2021, for between $645 and $700, depending on the model.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the hinge-closers and secure access to areas where gates with the hinge-closers are used until they have been replaced.
Contact D&D Technologies to receive either a full refund or to schedule a hinge-closer replacement at no cost. Consumers will also receive instructions on how to return recalled hinges to D&D Technologies via mail free of charge.
Consumers may contact D&D Technologies at (800) 716-0888 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://us.ddtech.com/pages/safety-notification for more information.