Recall date: February 23, 2012
Recall number: 12-725

Recall Summary

Name of product:
SolarBlend™ Roof Tiles
Hazard:
The connectors between the solar roof tiles can become loose, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

For additional information and to schedule a free inspection and repair of the solar energy systems, contact Suntech toll-free at (866) 966-6555, ext 3 between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.suntech-power.com/product-safety

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 300 installations
Description:

SolarBlend roof tiles replace conventional roof tiles to provide solar energy to the building. This recall involves all SolarBlend roof tiles with model numbers STP050D-5/ZCB (brown), STP050D-5/ZCF (terra cotta), and STP050D-5/ZCG (gray).

Incidents/Injuries:

Suntech has received one report of one fire involving six SolarBlend roof tiles. Only the tiles were damaged and no one was injured.

 
Remedy:

Suntech has been notifying consumers directly. Consumers who have not been contacted by Suntech should turn off their solar energy systems immediately. Consumers should contact Suntech to schedule a free inspection and repair of the solar energy system. Suntech will repair the solar energy system at no cost to the consumer.

Sold At:

Roofing retailers and installers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas and Nevada from October 2009 through March 2011. Depending on the solar energy system size, installation cost can range from $15,000 to $100,000.

Manufacturer(s):
Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd., of Wuxi, China
Importer(s):

Suntech America Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China