Recalls Glass Manufactured by Hangzhou
Safelite Auto Glass/Belron US has issued a recall on "certain
curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by Hangzhou Safety
Glass Ltd. and supplied to Safelite by Auto Temp Inc., identified
as DOT-430." The glass, which has been sold for use on certain
domestic and foreign vehicles, may not break into small pieces as
expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, according to information from the
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA
also notes that in the event of a vehicle crash, the occupants of
a vehicle utilizing this glass may be seriously injured by shattered
glass. Potentially, 1,657 vehicles may be affected.
Safelite is in the process of notifying its retail customers and
will replace the glass free of charge. It also is notifying its
wholesale customers and will reimburse for current inventory and
will replace already-installed glass "at a specified rate,"
according to NHTSA. A press release from the company notes that
shops will be reimbursed for any glass they must replace due to
The problem with the glass was discovered when a Safelite technician
noted that the rear window of a Dodge Ram pickup on which he was
working shattered during the installation process, and, rather than
breaking into small pieces, as would be expected, broke into larger
HERE for more information and for a full list of vehicles that
could be affected by the recall.
HERE for the full text of the press release from Safelite.
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