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Clear Washers Notification


Date:                            July 2013

Products Affected:       All Impact Recovery Systems Sign Panel Products
                                    Except Sta-Rite

Change:                      Washers and T-Nuts

Impact Recovery Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a product enhancement which will affect all rebounding sign systems that utilize plastic washers to attach the sign panels to the post.  A new clear washer system has been developed which eliminates the need for color matching washers, as well as the need for retro-reflective sheeting on sign face washers.  This new washer system includes the following benefits:


  • Impact Resistance – The new components will not affect the impact resistance customers currently expect from IRS products.
  • UV Protection – Components have been specifically formulated to avoid long term degradation to UV rays.
  • Corrosion Resistance – The new t-nuts maintain the corrosion resistant coatings of our previous t-nuts.


Although the t-nut thread has not changed, the external footprint of the component has been altered.  This means that the existing t-nut tools some customers occasionally use to assemble or replace sign components will not work with the new t-nut.  Existing tools can be modified to work by removing .100” of metal from two opposing prongs.  New tools are also available through Impact Recovery Systems.

This change is being phased in effective immediately and will begin shipping as previous stocks are depleted.  There are no pricing changes associated with this improvement.  For customers with specific demands, obsolete washers and t-nuts may be available for a limited time as an option.  International shipments may not see this change immediately as it will be phased in at a slower pace for overseas customers.

For further information, please contact customer service at 1-800-736-4477 or visit our website at www.impactrecovery.com.

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