WASHINGTON – JELD-WEN has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 171,000 bifold doors, also sold as Reliabilt Interior Bifold Doors. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the lower pivot pin can break, causing the interior hollow-core bifold doors to disengage from the overhead track and pose an impact hazard.
JELD-WEN received reports of a dozen incidents, including three with minor injuries. The recalled bifold doors come in molded white panel and flush natural wood grain. The CPSC notice said only doors with pivot pins that have 12 rectangular indentations in the collar at the end of the sleeve are subject to the recall.
The bifold doors were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other building products retailers between February 2011 and March 2012 for about $40 to $80.
Consumers are encouraged to contact JELD-WEN for free replacement hardware and technical assistance.
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