Cardinal IG in product safety recall

US federal agency the Consumer Product Safety Commission, glass manufacturer Cardinal IG, and Four Seasons Solar Products have launched a product safety recall affecting sunroom roof glass and skyligh…

US federal agency the Consumer Product Safety Commission, glass manufacturer Cardinal IG, and Four Seasons Solar Products have launched a product safety recall affecting sunroom roof glass and skylights following the emergence of a fire hazard. The recall notice affects about 6,000 Sunrooms installed between January 1996 and October 2005. Cardinal IG Company of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. manufactured the reflective glass units, while Four Seasons Solar Products, LLC, of Holbrook, New York, through its dealers and franchisees, sold and built sunrooms that used the glass units. Cardinal IG and Four Seasons are aware of four fires that could be attributed to sunlight reflecting off certain sunroom roof glass and skylights onto adjacent cedar shingles or cedar shakes. There were no reported injuries from the fires and damage ranged from minor damage to shingles and underlying sheathing to incidents that caused some structural damage to roofs and walls. The repair program involves only the roof glass in sunrooms (including skylights installed as part of the sunroom) that reflect sunlight onto nearby cedar shingles or cedar shakes. It involves reflective Code 77 roof insulating glass units. It includes new sunrooms sold from 1996 through 2002, but possibly constructed later, and those sunrooms, regardless of when built, that had roof glass or skylights replaced with Code 77 glass from 1996 to 2005. Owners of units affected by the fault can obtain a free repair from Cardinal IG and Four Seasons. The repair, which involves the installation of a capillary tube, can be completed from the exterior of the sunroom except for certain types of skylights. There is no need to replace the glass.