Kohler Co. Announces Recall of Shower Doors Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–July 27, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kohler Purist®, Pinstripe™, Finial® glass shower doors

Units: About 100

Manufacturer: Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wis.

Hazard: The hinge panel of the shower door can shatter, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves a 1/2 inch 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 as described in these tables.

Part # 705760-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 42″ wide 1/2″ thick doors:

Product Description Product Model #
Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705703-L-ABV, 705703-L-NX, 705703-L-SHP,
705715-L-ABV, 705715-L-NX, and 705715-L-SHP
Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705709-L-ABV, 705709-L-NX, 705709-L-SHP,
705721-L-ABV, 705721-L-NX, and 705721-L-SHP
Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705727-L-ABV, 705727-L-BH, 705727-L-NX, 705727-L-SHP,
705739-L-ABV, 705739-L-BH, 705739-L-NX, and 705739-L-SHP

Part # 705753-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 48″ wide 3/8″ thick doors:

Product Description Product Model Numbers
Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705704-L-ABV, 705704-L-NX, 705704-L-SHP,
705716-L-ABV, 705716-L-NX, and 705716-L-SHP
Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705710-L-ABV, 705710-L-NX, 705710-L-SHP,
705722-L-ABV, 705722-L-NX, and 705722-L-SHP
Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705728-L-ABV, 705728-L-BH, 705728-L-NX, 705728-L-SHP,
705740-L-ABV, 705740-L-BH, 705740-L-NX, and 705740-L-SHP

Part # 705754-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 60″ wide 3/8″ thick doors:

Product Description Product Model #
Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705705-L-ABV, 705705-L-NX, 705705-L-SHP, and 705705-ZZ-SHP
Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705711-L-ABV, 705711-L-NX, and 705711-L-SHP
Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door 705729-L-ABV, 705729-L-BH, 705729-L-NX, and 705729-L-SHP

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.

Sold: Sold through various plumbing distributors nationwide from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $1,700 and $3,000.

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kohler Co. toll-free at (866) 782-6329 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kohler.com

Picture of recalled shower door highlighting the affected hinge

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov