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.


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:





Side-hung sash hinge

Jet AK8





Tilt-turn stay arm         




Jet AK8 30



Jet AK8 50



Jet AK8 90




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

Photos are available at

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

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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