Canadian Company VinylWorks Lied about the Safety of Its Swimming Gates
ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS — June 19, 2018
A Massachusetts family has released a viral video of their 2-years-old baby climbing to a gate stopping children from getting into a pool.
Keith Wyman said his family was in their backyard in Attleboro when his son Cody began to climb the gate blocking the ladder to their above-ground pool.
“Within two seconds, he was up,” Wyman told. “If a two-year-old can do it, a six-year-old can do it,”
The Wymans grabbed Cody before he got into the pool.
He was so astonished, he had Cody climb the gate so he could record it to show other parents how easily kids could climb over it.
The product had been manufactured and purchased from the Canadian company VinylWorks.
“This should be a solid piece and should go up to the top,” Wyman said, motioning to the bars on the gate.
He shared the video on Facebook and it has now been viewed more than 16 million times.
“You can’t not watch them for one second because it only took him two seconds to climb that thing without stairs,” Wyman said.
Wyman contacted the Canadian company and has not received a response.
"This entry system features a step on the outside of your pool for easy climbing and a ladder on the inside to minimize obstruction. It has a self-closing, self-latching & lockable gate for safety & to meet code requirements." a video states in showing products.
The producer supposedly guarantees the safety of using the installer.
"Manufactured within Canada and the United States, all products are made for the ease of use, safety."