November 28, 2012

GU Hardware Recalls Window Fittings

Name of Product: Window Fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges

Units: About 5,000

Distributor: G-U Hardware, Inc., of Newport News, Va.

Manufacturer: G-U Yapi of Turkey

Hazard: The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Description: This recall involves tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings. They are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. G-U and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting. The recalled G-U Hardware window fittings have the following model names, and model and component numbers:

Window Fitting Model Name Model Number Component Number
Side-hung sash hinge Jet AK8 6-31064-00-0-1 9-31209
Tilt-turn stay arm Jet AK8 30 K-15805-00-0-1 9-31209
Jet AK8 50 K-15806-00-0-1 9-31208
Jet AK8 90 K-15807-00-0-1 9-31208

Sold by: G-U Hardware sold the recalled window fittings directly to hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011 for between $7 and $26.

Remedy: Contact G-U Hardware to arrange for the free replacement and installation of new window fittings.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GU Hardware toll-free at (855) 355-8810 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and frp, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Friday, or visit the firms website at www.ak-warning.com