G-U Hardware Recalls Window Fittings Due to Injury Hazard
December 3, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with G-U Hardware, announced a voluntary recall of the hardware supplier's tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges. In a November 28 release, CPSC officials advised consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The recall affects about 5,000 G-U Hardware tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings sold directly to hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011. According to the CPSC, the window fittings can break, causing the window to fall and posing an injury hazard to consumers. G-U Hardware has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.
The window fittings 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.
Customers are urged to contact G-U Hardware at 855/355-8810 to arrange for the free replacement and installation of new window fittings. Additional information is also available at www.ak-warning.com.