The recall involves a 1/2 inch thick hinge panel included in the Kohler Purist®, Pinstripe® and Finial® frameless heavy glass pivot shower doors. The hinge panel was sold as a component under part numbers 705753-L-NA, 705754-L-NA and 705760-L-NA in various shower door packages as described in these tables.
Part # 705760-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 42"" wide 1/2"" thick doors:
|Product Description||Product Model #|
|Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705703-L-ABV, 705703-L-NX, 705703-L-SHP,
705715-L-ABV, 705715-L-NX, and 705715-L-SHP
|Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705709-L-ABV, 705709-L-NX, 705709-L-SHP,
705721-L-ABV, 705721-L-NX, and 705721-L-SHP
|Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705727-L-ABV, 705727-L-BH, 705727-L-NX, 705727-L-SHP,
705739-L-ABV, 705739-L-BH, 705739-L-NX, and 705739-L-SHP
Part # 705753-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 48"" wide 3/8"" thick doors:
|Product Description||Product Model Numbers|
|Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705704-L-ABV, 705704-L-NX, 705704-L-SHP,
705716-L-ABV, 705716-L-NX, and 705716-L-SHP
|Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705710-L-ABV, 705710-L-NX, 705710-L-SHP,
705722-L-ABV, 705722-L-NX, and 705722-L-SHP
|Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705728-L-ABV, 705728-L-BH, 705728-L-NX, 705728-L-SHP,
705740-L-ABV, 705740-L-BH, 705740-L-NX, and 705740-L-SHP
Part # 705754-L-NA hinge panel included in these products for 60"" wide 3/8"" thick doors:
|Product Description||Product Model #|
|Purist® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705705-L-ABV, 705705-L-NX, 705705-L-SHP, and 705705-ZZ-SHP|
|Pinstripe™ Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705711-L-ABV, 705711-L-NX, and 705711-L-SHP|
|Finial® Heavy Glass Pivot Shower Door||705729-L-ABV, 705729-L-BH, 705729-L-NX, and 705729-L-SHP|
The hinge panels have a tempering date code imprinted on a bottom corner of the panel, and only hinge panels having a tempering date code of ""05/09"" are included in this recall. The hinge panels are the side panels opposite the shower door handle, on which the metal swing hinge is mounted. The tempering date code also includes the name ""Guardian"" above the tempering date. If the hinge is covering the tempering date code on the glass panel, please call Kohler Co. at the toll-free number listed below."
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower doors and contact Kohler for a free replacement hinge panel. An Authorized Service Representative (ASR) from Kohler will remove the old hinge panel and install a new hinge panel.
Sold through various plumbing distributors nationwide from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $1,700 and $3,000.
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