February 2, 2006
Four Seasons and Cardinal IG Co. Announce Recall to Repair Sunroom Roof Glass
Name of Product: Sunroom Roof Glass and Skylights
Units: About 6,000 Sunrooms
Manufacturer: Cardinal IG Company of Eden Prairie, Minn. manufactured the reflective glass units. Four Seasons Solar Products, LLC, of Holbrook, N.Y., through its dealers and franchisees, sold and constructed sunrooms that used these glass units.
Hazard: Sunlight reflecting off of certain sunroom roof glass and skylights onto adjacent cedar shingles or cedar shakes could pose a fire hazard.
Description: The repair program involves only the roof glass in sunrooms (including skylights installed as part of the sunroom) that reflect sunlight onto nearby cedar shingles or cedar shakes. It involves reflective Code 77 roof insulating glass units. It includes new sunrooms sold from 1996 through 2002, but possibly constructed later, and those sunrooms, regardless of when built, that had roof glass or skylights replaced with Code 77 glass from 1996 to 2005.
Sold through: Franchisees and Four Seasons retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico from January 1996 through October 2005.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Owners of Four Seasons Sunrooms described above should call the toll free number to determine if their units are affected and if so, to obtain a free repair. Cardinal IG and Four Seasons working together will repair the roof glass through installation of a capillary tube. The repair can be completed from the exterior of the sunroom except for certain types of skylights. There is no need to replace the glass.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the Consumer Response
Center at (800) 385-9988 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT on Saturdays. Owners can register anytime on-line