Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pella Recalls Casement Windows Due to Impact Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

August 25, 2009
Alert #09-765

Pella Recalls Casement Windows Due to Impact Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Architect Series® and 850 Series® Casement Windows

Units: About 6,500

Manufacturer: Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa

Hazard: The hinge can break, causing the window sash to fall out, posing a risk of injury to persons beneath the window.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one report of the hinge breaking, causing the sash to fall. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Architect Series® and 850 Series® casement windows. The windows were sold in a variety of sizes and typically contain a heavier window glaze such as the HurricaneShield® Impact-Resistant glass.

Sold by: Authorized distributors nationwide and Home Improvement Stores in Florida from September 2007 through April 2009 for between $500 and $2000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the window and contact Pella to schedule a free repair. Owners have received direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pella at (800) 374-4758 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.pella.com

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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx


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For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 (866.WIN.1.NOW)
Facsimile: 208.342.2509
Email: amorton@mortonlawyers.com
Website: www.mortonlawyers.com

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