GU Hardware Recalls Window Fittings Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges

Units: About 5,000

Distributer: G-U Hardware, Inc., of Newport News, Va.

Manufacturer: G-U Yapi of Turkey

Hazard: The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: G-U Hardware has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.

Description: This recall involves tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings. They are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. "G-U" and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting. The recalled G-U Hardware window fittings have the following model names, and model and component numbers:

WINDOW FITTING

MODEL NAME

MODEL NUMBER

COMPONENT NUMBER

Side-hung sash hinge

Jet AK8

6-31064-00-0-1

9-31209

 

 

Tilt-turn stay arm         

 

 

 

Jet AK8 30

K-15805-00-0-1

9-31209

Jet AK8 50

K-15806-00-0-1

9-31208

Jet AK8 90

K-15807-00-0-1

9-31208

           

Sold by: G-U Hardware sold the recalled window fittings directly to hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011 for between $7 and $26.

Manufactured in: Turkey

Remedy: Contact G-U Hardware to arrange for the free replacement and installation of new window fittings.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GU Hardware toll-free at (855) 355-8810 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and frp, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ak-warning.com.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13050.html?tab=recalls.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 355-8810
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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