Kohler recalls shower doors

KOHLER, WIS. Kohler Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling about 41,000 shower doors. The door hinges can fail, causing the shower door to fall and injure nearby consumers. Kohler has received 11 reports of hinges failing and shower doors falling, including one report of minor injuries, such as cuts and scratches from sharp edges on the doors

KOHLER, WIS. – Kohler Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling about 41,000 shower doors.

The door hinges can fail, causing the shower door to fall and injure nearby consumers.

Kohler has received 11 reports of hinges failing and shower doors falling, including one report of minor injuries, such as cuts and scratches from sharp edges on the door’s frame.

The recalled shower doors include the Kohler Helios and Sterling Freestyle models made from January 1997 through September 2001.

The hinges on the Helios and Freestyle models operate in a unique way, which allows the doors to swing back and forth.

Plumbers, building contractors, home centers and showrooms sold the Kohler and Sterling doors nationwide from January 1997 through October 2001.

Consumers should stop using the shower doors immediately and contact Kohler to receive a replacement door. For more information, consumers can contact Kohler at 866/782-6329 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kohler.com/doorrecall.