What do the Numbers Mean? Label Date Creates Confusion

Several technicians voiced confusion on social media.

A label from Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. confused at least one auto glass technician when he installed a windshield in early July and the glass was dated 9/04/2021. Or was it?

A representative with Fuyao Glass America, the company that made this particular windshield, reminds us that in Russia, the country of origin for this particular part, dates are written as month, day, then year. So the date on the label was actually April 9, 2021.

Comments from other technicians on social media questioned whether the date was an expiration date because by U.S. standards the date was in the future.

Some technicians commented that they were aware that dates are written differently outside the U.S.



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2 Responses to What do the Numbers Mean? Label Date Creates Confusion

  1. guri says:

    the rest of the world mostly are different to US and Canada, as well as that the British uses dd/mm/yy format,

  2. Scott Harkey says:

    is there a particular DOT # for the Russian-made Fuyao windshields?

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