February 14, 2000
New Cole Sewell Corp. Announces Recall of Storm Doors

New Cole Sewell Corp., of St. Paul, Minn., is recalling about 23,000 storm doors manufactured without retaining pins in the upper windows. The upper window can fall out and could injure nearby consumers. New Cole Sewell Corp. has received 15 reports of upper windows falling out of the storm doors.

The recall involves storm doors manufactured from June 1, 1999, through August 16, 1999, with the following product numbers: 94816; 94800; 94801; 94832; 94833; 94802; 94803; 94892; 94893; 94856;94858; 94924; 94860; 94862; 94925; 94864; 94866.

The manufacturing date and product number are encoded in the 15- digit registration number. The first six digits are the manufacturing date, written as month, day, and year. The next five digits are the product number. The registration number is located on the interior side of the door, just below the lower left corner of the bottom window. "COLE SEWELL" also is on the registration number label. The company will help consumers identify if their door is part of the recall. The doors are either white or bronze with a black, push button handle. Home Depot, Hechinger, HomeQuarter, small lumberyard and do-it- yourself centers sold these storm doors from June 1999 through December 1999 for between $80 and $140.

Consumers should remove the storm door's upper window immediately and call New Cole Sewell Corp. at (800) 328-6596 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to receive a free window with installation instructions. Consumers also can write to New Cole Sewell Corp. at 2288 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114.