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PPG Supplier Recalls DOT 430 and DOT 628 Part

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has announced that one of its glass suppliers, Polymer Process Development LLC (PPD) of Clinton Township, Mich., has filed a formal recall notice with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding temper level on the NAGS Part Number FB20415 ZPY. The temper level resulted in a noncompliance with certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, according to PPG.

The recalled part, a replacement backlite for the Lexus RX 300 for the 1999 to 2003 model years, is marked with the DOT 430 or DOT 628. Hangzhou Safety Glazing Ltd. holds DOT 430, while Hebei Tongyong Glass Inc. holds DOT 628.

This announcement comes on the heels of a recall issued by Safelite in December for different select parts from DOT 430: DB10077 YPY, DB10533 YPY and DB10545 GTY.

According to a press release issued late last night, PPG stopped selling the DOT430 and DOT628 product as soon as internal testing revealed a potential problem. Additional and conclusive testing was then completed to validate the condition and initiate the recall through NHTSA. PPG says it will be working with its customers and end users to implement the recall. This is the only part number that PPG was buying that was labeled as DOT430 or DOT628.

Officials at neither PPG nor PPD could be not be reached for further comment at press time, and no notifications yet had been posted on NHTSA's website about the official recall.

CLICK HERE for full text of press release from PPG.

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