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Centex Homes Recalls Solar Panels

  • Recalled SolarSave roof panel
  • Recalled SolarSave roof panels in a residential application
Name of Product:
SolarSave® roof panels <strong></strong>
Hazard:
Fire
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 25, 2014
Units:
About 240 homes
Consumer Contact

Visit www.Centex.com, send an email to NorCalSolar@Centex.com or send a fax to (800) 917-2201.  

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Open Energy 34 watt (OE-34) Solar Panel energy systems sold under the brand name Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. SolarSave panels replace conventional roof tiles and provide solar power to the building. This recall involves all brown, terracotta and gray OE-34 SolarSave roof tiles installed on new homes sold by Centex Homes ("Centex"). This recall does not include any other solar panels, except for the OE-34 model, installed on homes sold by Centex.  

Remedy:

Centex has contacted directly customers impacted by the recall and performed free installations of new solar panels. Owners of homes with qualifying solar energy systems who have not been contacted by the company should turn off their solar energy systems immediately and contact Centex to schedule the installation of free replacement panels.   

Incidents/Injuries:

Two incidents in which roof fires originated in or near the recalled roof panels have been reported. These incidents involve homes sold by Centex. No injuries have been reported.

Installed By

Subcontractors hired by Centex Homes, a Nevada general partnership. 

Importer:

Burlingame Industries, Inc., dba Eagle Roofing Products, located in Rialto, Calif.

Distributor

Burlingame Industries, Inc., dba Eagle Roofing Products, located in Rialto, Calif.

Distributor

Open Energy Corporation, Inc. and Applied Solar, Inc., of Solana Beach, Calif., are no longer in business.

Recall number:
14-138
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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