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Auto Temp Inc. Spokesperson Declines to Comment on DOT 430 Breakage

Safelite issued a recall for certain parts from DOT 430 more than a month ago. But Auto Temp Inc. (ATI) in Batavia, Ohio, the company that sold the suspect glass to Safelite, still maintains that it can't comment on whether it has had any issues with this particular batch of glass.

"For legal and competitive reasons, we are unable to comment on any of our customer and vendor relationships," reads the statement issued to glassBYTEs.comô/AGRR magazine.

When asked if ATI received any documentation from its importer, Wholesale Automotives Inc.(WAI) in Paterson, N.J., about when WAI purchased the glass, and if it purchased the glass directly from Hangzhou Safety Glazing Ltd. (the company which holds DOT 430 and has denied selling the glass to Wholesale) spokesperson Josh Hammond of Northlich, a public relations firm, answers as follows.

"ATI issues a purchase order (P.O.) to the supplier/importer, which P.O. lists the part numbers requested," he says. "The supplier/importer supplies an invoice, which confirms the sale of the requested parts, the quantity sold and the price. The parts are shipped with a 'DOT number' on the glass, which number is assigned to the manufacturer. We are not aware of any documentation provided by the supplier/importer, which specifies when the glass is imported."

Numerous attempts to reach Wholesale Automotives Inc. have continued to be unsuccessful. A representative of a company that shares an address with Wholesale advised that the company just recently moved into the office complex.


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