Solar Roof Tiles Recalled for Fire Hazard
Do you have SolarBlendô Roof Tiles installed on your home? Suntech America, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling the tiles due to a fire hazard.
The San Francisco importer reports that the connectors between the solar roof tiles can be come loose and pose a fire hazard. Suntech has received at least one report of a fire involving the roof tiles. Tiles in that incident were damaged, but no one was injured.
This recall involves all SolarBlend roof tiles with model numbers STP050D-5/ZCB (brown), STP050D-5/ZCF (terra cotta), and STP050D-5/ZCG (gray). The tiles were manufactured by Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd., of Wuxi, China, and sold by roofing retailers and installers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, and Nevada from October 2009 through March 2011.
Suntech has been notifying consumers directly. Those who have not been contacted by Suntech should turn off their solar energy systems immediately and 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.
For additional information or to schedule a free inspection and repair of the solar energy systems, contact Suntech toll-free at (888) 770-7122 between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
If you have an incident or injury report about this product, please contact the CPSC at www.saferproducts.gov.
Related: 3 Solar Energy Options for your Home