Pella Corp. in Pella, Iowa, has issued a voluntary safety recall for its Architect Series® and 850 Series® Casement windows, according to an August 25 notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).The windows are equipped with a hinge that can break, causing the window sash to fall out. Thus far, the company has received one notification of the hinge breaking and the sash falling, though no related injuries were reported, according to the CPSC.

The windows were sold in a variety of sizes and typically are equipped with impact-resistant glass such as the company’s HurricaneShield® impact-resistant glass and were sold by distributors nationwide and Home Improvement Stores in Florida from September 2007 through April 2009.

Consumers who may have purchased the windows are to contact Pella and the windows will be repaired for free; the company has notified those with the windows by direct mail.

Pella spokesperson Kathy Krafka Harkema told DWM magazine that the company has taken a proactive approach to this issue and that Pella felt it was important to voluntarily issue the recall.

“We take safety very seriously and that’s why we have given this issue high priority,”  she says.

CLICK HERE for more information from the CPSC.


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