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The third week of October, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wisc. recalled Kohler and Sterling Frameless by-pass bath doors. The glass doors can shatter, posing a laceration hazard.

The recall involves Kohler and Sterling frameless by-pass bath doors. By-pass doors consist of two panels that slide on a track and overlap one another. They can be identified by the tempering date located on the bath door glass panel, which reads “080410” or by the SAU (serial) number on the manufacturer’s box. SAU numbers can be found on the white bar code label on the spine of the box below the retail label. The affected door models and SAU numbers are as follows:

Model Number Description Serial Number These Locations Only
R702200-L-SHP Kohler Fluence frameless bath door with Bright Polished Silver finish and clear glass SAU376TBX and SAU376TC3 Lowe’s Stores:
# 1087 – Folsom, Calif.
# 1538 – Chantilly, Va.
5425-59DR-G05 Sterling Finesse frameless bath door with Deep Bronze finish and clear glass SAU376MDZ and SAU376MF8 Lowe’s Stores:
# 526 – Asheville, N.C.
# 2338 – Cincinnati, Oh
5425-59N-G69 Sterling Finesse frameless bath door with Nickel metal finish and Lake Mist Silk Screen pattern GLASS SAU376SS6 and SAU376SSB Home Depot Stores:
# 119 – Augusta, Ga.
# 4131 – Lancaster, Pa.
# 4614 – Virginia Beach, Va.

The product was sold at Lowes and Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2010 through September 2010 for about $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the doors and contact Kohler for a free replacement door. Kohlar can be contacted at (866) 782-6329 or by visiting the firm’s website at:

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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