Council Issues Alert Regarding Recent Recalls
The Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council has
issued an alert to its registered shops regarding the recent recall
of tempered glass parts from DOT No. 430 and DOT No. 628. Hangzhou
Safety Glazing Ltd. holds DOT No. 430 and Hebei Tongyong Glass Inc.
holds DOT No. 628.
Safelite Auto Glass/Belron US issued the original recall for certain
tempered part numbers from DOT No. 430 in December, and earlier
this month Process Polymers Development (PPD) in Clinton Township,
Mich., issued a recall for a part from both manufacturers. Both
recalls were issued voluntarily via the National High Traffic and
Safety Administration (NHTSA). (CLICK
HERE for more information about Safelite recall, and CLICK
HERE for more information about PPD recall.)
In the AGRSS Alert, issued earlier today, the Council warns registered
companies that they "should make every effort to recall any glass
[involved in the recall] that they have installed."
The Council goes on quote the Standard, which says, "All glass
parts must be traceable to the installation by a DOT and part number."
"Your documentation of these DOT numbers and part numbers on your
work orders should allow you to identify the Lexus RX 300 for the
1999 to 2003 model years, which may have had the subject glass installed,"
the alert continues.
HERE for full text of AGRSS Alert, including a full list of
the part numbers and vehicles involved in both recalls.
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