GAF Energy Recalls Timberline Solar Energy Shingles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

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September 5, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The electrical components in the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle were recalled July 27, 2023 as a fire hazard due to potential malfunction.

Recall details

Description

This recall involves TLS-1 jumper modules and TLS-1 energy shingles that were installed as part of a residential solar energy system. The energy shingles are roof mounted and measure about 64 inches by 17 inches by 1 inch. They weigh about 10 pounds.

Remedy

GAF Energy will replace all jumper modules and check the electrical components of each solar shingle for defects, and repair free of charge. GAF Energy has been remotely shutting off impacted systems until the remediation is complete and consumers will be compensated for monetary losses due to the loss of solar energy generation during that time. GAF Energy is contacting known owners of the energy shingles directly by phone to schedule the repair and replacement of the recalled jumper modules and affected electrical components. If consumers have not been contacted by GAF Energy, they should contact their installers to determine if their solar energy shingles’ components are recalled.

Incidents/injuries

The firm has received one report of fire and five reports of thermal incidents resulting in property damage, including damage to the roof deck. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at

GAF direct sales to and through installing contractors in select states from November 2021 through April 2023. The recalled shingles were sold as part of solar systems that range in price from $40,000 to $100,000.

Manufacturer(s)

GAF Energy LLC, of San Jose, California

Manufactured in: United States

Recall number: 23-777

Fast track recall

Note: Individual Commissioners may have statements related to this topic. Please visit www.cpsc.gov/commissioners to search for statements related to this or other topics.

Original article source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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