Didn't Know Recalled Glass was Manufactured by Hangzhou, Company
Safelite Auto Glass/Belron US spokesperson Jenny Cain says that
the company was not aware that Auto Temp Inc. was sourcing the recently
recalled glass parts from Hangzhou Safety Glass Ltd. in China when
Safelite purchased the parts from Auto Temp. (CLICK
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|Ford Explorers manufactured between 2002 and
2008 are on NHTSA's list of vehicles possibly affected by the
"We were not made aware that ATI was sourcing these parts
from Hangzhou Safety Glass Ltd. (DOT 430)," she says. "Upon
discovering the defects in the glass, and out of an abundance of
caution, we promptly notified all glass suppliers that, until further
notice, we will not accept any Hangzhou glass."
Cain adds that glass that Safelite manufactures itself at its Enfield,
N.C., plant, endures extensive testing to ensure it is compliant
with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 205.
"With respect to glass we source from third parties, we expect
and require all of our suppliers to comply with all relevant federal,
state and local safety standards, including FMVSS 205," she says.
"To the extent they do not, we reserve the right to seek reimbursement
for any damages we incur."
This morning, glassBYTEs.com was advised by an Auto Temp
Inc. representative that company officials were in a meeting and
may not wish to comment.
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recall from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration.
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