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Auto Temp Purchased Recalled Glass from N.J. Importer, Company Reports; Hangzhou Also Speaks Out

Auto Temp Inc. in Batavia, Ohio, the company that supplied Safelite/Belron US with the glass recalled recently, says Auto Temp originally purchased the suspect glass from Wholesale Glass Automotive Glass (WGA) in Patterson, N.J. (CLICK HERE for original story.)

However, Alvin S.H. Shi, I/E representative and senior engineer for Hangzhou Safety Glazing Ltd., says Hangzhou has does not supply WGA, but confirms that it does hold DOT 430, the DOT reported in the recall. Shi says Hangzhou has not been made aware of the recall.

"We have not suppl[ied] any glass to Auto Temp Inc. and our company [uses] tempered glass machinery from Glasstech Inc., so our company manufacture[s] tempered glass quality very good [sic]," Shi says. "We have never [had a glass] recall glass in [the] market, and we hold the DOT 430, and we have not suppl[ied] WGA."

Attempts to gain comment from WGA have been unsuccessful thus far.

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