The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN's Reliabilt interior bi-fold doors due to defects in the lower pivot pin.
There have been a reported 12 incidents in which the lower pivot pin in the Reliabilt interior bi-fold doors has broken, causing the doors to disengage from the overhead track, posing an impact hazard. Three minor injuries were reported.
The recalled bi-fold doors are either moulded white panel or flush natural grain doors that run on upper tracks and lower pivot pins. The lower pivot pin is a metal screw that fits into a white plastic sleeve. The pin is inserted in the bottom edge of the door when installed. The only doors subject to recall have pivot pins with 12 rectangular indentations in the collar at the end of the sleeve.
Door dealers should stop using these bi-fold doors immediately and contact JELD-WEN for assistance in obtaining free replacement hardware and technical assistance. The doors were sold between February 2011 and March 2012.
JELD-WEN is a manufacturer of windows and doors. The company employs about 20,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing and distribution locations across the United States and in more than 20 countries.