The Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Cardinal IG Company of Eden Prairie, Minnesota (manufacturer of glass units), and Four Seasons Solar Products, LLC, of Holbrook, New York (seller and fabricator of sunrooms that used the glass units), have announced the voluntary recall of some 6,000 Sunrooms using Sunroom Roof Glass and Skylights.
The recall has been issued because sunlight reflecting off of certain sunroom roof glass and skylights onto adjacent cedar shingles or cedar shakes could pose a fire hazard.
Cardinal IG and Four Seasons are aware of four fires that could be attributed to this scenario. There are no reported injuries. The damage ranged from minor damage to shingles and underlying sheathing to incidents that caused some structural damage to roofs and walls.
The repair program involves only the roof glass in sunrooms (including skylights installed as part of the sunroom) that reflect sunlight onto nearby cedar shingles or cedar shakes. It involves reflective Code 77 roof insulating glass units.
The recall includes new sunrooms sold from 1996 through 2002, but possibly constructed later, and those sunrooms, regardless of when built, that had roof glass or skylights replaced with Code 77 glass from 1996 to 2005.
The sunrooms affected were sold by franchisees and Four Seasons retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico from January 1996 through October 2005.
Owners of Four Seasons Sunrooms described above should call the toll free number to determine if their units are affected and if so, to obtain a free repair. Cardinal IG and Four Seasons working together will repair the roof glass through installation of a capillary tube.
The repair can be completed from the exterior of the sunroom except for certain types of skylights. There is no need to replace the glass.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the Consumer Response Center at (800) 385-9988 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT on Saturdays. Owners can register anytime on-line at www.code77glassrepair.com