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:

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

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