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Interior Bifold Doors recalled for repair by JELD-WEN Due to Impact Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. JELD-Wen has recalled the interior Bifold Doors because the lower pivot pin can break causing the door to disengage from the overhead track, posing an impact hazard.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

JELD-WEN Molded Panel Bifold, JELD-WEN Flush Natural Wood Grain Bifold, Reliabilt Molded Natural Wood Grain Bifold and Reliabilt Flush Natural Wood Grain Bifold doors are shown as packaged for retail outlets.

JELD-WEN Molded Panel Bifold, JELD-WEN Flush Natural Wood Grain Bifold, Reliabilt Molded Natural Wood Grain Bifold and Reliabilt Flush Natural Wood Grain Bifold doors are shown as packaged for retail outlets.

Product Information

Name of Product: JELD-WEN and Reliabilt Interior Bifold Doors

Units: About 170,800

Manufacturer: JELD-WEN, Inc., of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Hazard: The lower pivot pin can break causing the door to disengage from the overhead track, posing an impact hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: JELD-WEN is aware of twelve incidents of broken pivot pins causing the bifold doors to disengage from the overhead track, including three incidents involving minor injuries.

Description: The recalled molded white panel and flush natural wood grain bifold doors run on upper tracks and lower pivot pins. The lower pivot pin is a metal screw that fits into a white plastic sleeve that is inserted into the bottom edge of the door during the installation process. Only doors with pivot pins that have 12 rectangular indentations in the collar at the end of the sleeve are subject to the recall.

Sold at: Home Depot, Lowe’s and other building products retailers between February 2011 and March 2012 for about $40.00 to $80.00.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the doors and contact JELD-WEN for assistance in identifying and obtaining free replacement hardware and technical assistance.

Consumer Contact: JELD-WEN toll-free at 877.228.4888 between 7:00am and 6:00pm CT Monday through Friday, online at www.jeld-wen.com or directly to the product safety page at: www.jeld-wen.com/newhardware for more information.

The Lower Pivot Pin has 12 rectangular indentations.

The Lower Pivot Pin has 12 rectangular indentations.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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