On July 27, GAF Energy, San Jose, Calif., recalled its Timberline Solar™ shingles because the electrical components in the solar energy shingles reportedly can malfunction, posing a fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall involves TLS-1 jumper modules and TLS-1 energy shingles installed as part of a residential solar energy system. The company 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.
GAF Energy will replace all jumper modules, check the electrical components of each solar shingle for defects and repair free of charge. The company has been remotely shutting off affected systems until the remediation is complete, and consumers will be compensated for monetary losses resulting from the loss of solar energy generation during that time. GAF Energy is contacting known owners of the energy shingles directly by phone to schedule repair and replacement. If consumers have not been contacted by GAF Energy, they should contact their installers to determine whether their shingle components are recalled.