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Pella Recalls Casement Windows Due to Impact Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 25, 2009

Recall Details

August 25, 2009
Alert #09-765


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Architect Series® and 850 Series® Casement Windows

Units: About 6,500

Manufacturer: Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa

Hazard: The hinge can break, causing the window sash to fall out, posing a risk of injury to persons beneath the window.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one report of the hinge breaking, causing the sash to fall. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Architect Series® and 850 Series® casement windows. The windows were sold in a variety of sizes and typically contain a heavier window glaze such as the HurricaneShield® Impact-Resistant glass.

Sold by: Authorized distributors nationwide and Home Improvement Stores in Florida from September 2007 through April 2009 for between $500 and $2000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the window and contact Pella to schedule a free repair. Owners have received direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pella at (800) 374-4758 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Casement Window

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