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G-U Hardware recalls window fittings due to injury hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with G-U Hardware Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of window fittings. 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

Distributor: 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

Tilt-turn stay arm | Jet AK8 50 | K-15806-00-0-1 | 9-31208

Tilt-turn stay arm | 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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13050.html

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