Kohler recalls shower doors due to laceration hazard

Kohler recalls shower doors due to laceration hazard

KOHLER, WIS. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kohler Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a voluntary recall of approximately 100 Kohler Purist, Pinstripe, and Finial glass shower doors. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The hinge panel of the shower door can shatter, posing a laceration hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves a ½-in. thick hinge panel included in the Kohler Purist, Pinstripe and Finial frameless heavy glass pivot shower doors. The hinge panel was sold as a component under part numbers 705753-L-NA, 705754-L-NA and 705760-L-NA in various shower door packages.

The hinge panels have a tempering date code imprinted on a bottom corner of the panel, and only hinge panels having a tempering date code of "05/09" are included in this recall. The hinge panels are the side panels opposite the shower door handle, on which the metal swing hinge is mounted. The tempering date code also includes the name "Guardian" above the tempering date. If the hinge is covering the tempering date code on the glass panel, please call Kohler Co. at the toll-free number listed below.

The American-made shower doors were sold through various plumbing distributors nationwide from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $1,700 and $3,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower doors and contact Kohler for a free replacement hinge panel. An Authorized Service Representative from Kohler will remove the old hinge panel and install a new hinge panel.

Additional information is available from Kohler Co. toll-free at 866/782-6329 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, or at the firm's website at www.kohler.com.

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