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Safety Information 

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Box Contents

 

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Using The Cooktop

Cooktop Operation & App

 

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Cooking in Direct Mode  . . . . . . . . . .

Cooking in Precise Mode . . . . . . . . .

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Cleaning & Care

Cleaning the Cooktop Glass . . . . . .  8

The Paragon Probe  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FAQ

Warranty Information

 

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Write the model and serial 

numbers here:

Model #  _____________________

Serial # ______________________

You can find them on a label under 

the cooktop.

Choosing Cookware

 

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Error & Miscellaneous Codes

 

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For the latest information, please visit www.paragoninduction.com


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           This appliance is not 

intended to be used by children. Children should 

be supervised when cooktop is in use.  Do not 

store items of interest to children above the 

cooktop, children climbing on the cooktop to 

reach items could be seriously injured.

  Use this cooktop only for its intended purpose as 

described in this Use & Care Guide. 

Do not use this appliance for other than intended

use, household use only. Do not use outdoors. 

  Do not attempt to repair or replace any part 

The power cord is over 1.4 meters in length;

to reduce the risk of injury, do not drape cord

over the counter top or table top where it 

can be pulled on by children or tripped over 

unintentionally.

Unplug from outlet when not in use and before 

cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking 

off parts. 

To prevent electrical shock, do not immerse cord,

plugs or the unit in water for cleaning. Do not 

operate any appliance with a damaged cord or 

plug or after the appliance malfuctions or has been 

damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the

nearest facility for examination, repair or 

adjustment. See page 12 for more info.  
Cook meat and poultry thoroughly- meat to at

least an internal temperature of 160 

ºF and 

poultry to at least an internal temperature of 

180 ºF. Cooking to these temperatures usually 

protects against foodbourne illnesses. 

of your cooktop. See page 12 for more info. 

         

CAUTION:

 

  Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp pot 

holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from 

steam. Do not let pot holders touch hot surface 

units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth

in place of pot holders. 

.

  Do not touch surface elements as they may still 

be hot during and after use. Allow sufficient time 

for cooling first. 

  Do not heat unopened food containers. Pressure 

could build up and the container could burst, 

  Do not let cord hang over edge of table or 

counter, or touch hot surfaces.

causing an injury.

 

GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 

  Do not store or use flammable materials near 

The use of accessory attachments not 

recommended by the appliance manufacturer 

may cause injuries. 

the cooktop, including paper, plastic, pot holders, 

linens, wall coverings, curtains, drapes and 

gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids.

 

  Do not let cooking grease or other flammable 

materials accumulate in or near the cooktop. 

Grease on the cooktop may ignite.  

   

In the event of a fire, do not use water or grease 

on fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn the 

controls off & unplug the cooktop. Smother a 

flaming pan on a surface unit by covering the pan 

completely with a well-fitted lid, cookie sheet or 

flat tray. Use a multi-purpose dry chemical or a 

foam-type fire extinguisher.

 

 Never leave the Paragon Cooktop unattended 

at medium or high heat settings.

 

   Use the proper pan size - select cookware having 

flat bottoms within a size range of 6 to 11 inches 

in diameter.

   Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner,

or in a heated oven.  
Extreme caution must be used when moving an 

appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.  

To disconnect, turn any control to off, then remove 

plug from wall outlet. 

Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Read all safety instructions before using the product. Failure to follow these instructions may result in fire, 

electrical shock, serious injury or death. When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always

be followed, including the following:

      

WARNING:

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

 

SAFE
TY IN
FORM
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KEEP FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM THE COOKTOP

      

WARNING

      

WARNING:

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   :Persons with a pacemak-

er or similar medical device should exercise 

caution when using or standing near an induction 

cooktop while it is in operation. The electromag-

netic field may affect the working of the pace-

maker or similar medical device. It is advisable to 

consult your doctor or the pacemaker manufac-

turer about your particular situation. 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

 

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

SAFE
TY IN
FORM
ATION

   Use care when touching the cooktop. The glass 

surface of the cooktop will retain heat after the 

controls have been turned off.

   Do not cook on a broken cooktop. If the glass 

cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and 

spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and 

create a risk of electric shock. Contact FirstBuild 

for support questions.

   Avoid scratching the glass cooktop. The cooktop 

can be scratched with items such as knives, 

sharp instruments, rings or other jewelry, and 

rivets on clothing.

   Use CERAMA BRYTE

®

 ceramic Cooktop Cleaner 

and CERAMA BRYTE

®

 Cleaning Pad to clean 

the cooktop. Be sure to only clean when the 

cooking surface is cool, a wet sponge or cloth 

on a hot surface can cause steam burns. Some 

cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied 

to a hot surface. Read and follow all instructions 

   

This appliance has a POLARIZED plug (one blade 

that is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of 

electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a

polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not

fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still 

does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not

attempt to modify the plug in any way. 

A power-supply cord should be used to reduce the 

risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping

over a cord. 

and warnings on the cleaning cream label.

NOTE: Sugary spills are an exception

Do not place metallic spoons, forks, knives or plates 

on the cooktop surface, as they may interact with 

the induction coil and get hot. 

. They should 

be scraped off while still hot using an oven mitt 

and a scraper. See the Cleaning the glass cooktop 

section for detailed instructions.

 

       

CAUTION

Reorient or relocate the receiving antennae

   Increase the distance between the unit and  

receiver.

   

   

 

INDUCTION COOKTOP SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

 

RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE

       

WARNING

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This equipment has been tested and found to comply 

with Part 15 & 18 of the FCC Rules. Operation is 

subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device 

may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this 

device must accept any interference received, includ-

ing interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure 

limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This 

equipment should be installed and operated with a 

minumum distance of 20cm between the radiator and 

your body.

The transmitter must not be co-located or operating in 

conjunction with an other antenna or transmitters. 

Bluetooth Sensor: Paragon Probe

Manufactured For: FirstBuild, 333 E Brandeis Ave. 

Louisville KY 40208

      

 

 

 

         : Any changes or 

modifications made to this unit not expressly 

approved by FirstBuild could void the user’s 

authority to operate the equipment.

This unit has been tested and found to comply 

with the limits for consumer ISM equipment, 

pursuant to part 18 of FCC rules. These limits are 

designed to provide reasonable protection 

against harmful interference in a residential 

installation . This unit generates, uses and can 

radiate radio frequency energy and, if not used in 

accordance with the instructions, may cause 

harmful interference to radio communications. If 

this unit does cause harmful interference to 

radio or television reception, which can be 

determined by turning the unit off and on, the 

user is encouraged to try to correct the interfer-

ence by one or more of the following measures:

Connect the unit into an outlet or a circuit different 

from that to which the reciever is connected.


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Box Contents

BO

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x1 Paragon Induction Cooktop

x1 Quickstart Guide

x1 Use&Care Manual

x1 Paragon Temperature

Probe

The elements beneath the cooking surface produce 

a magnetic field that causes the electrons in the 

ferrous metal pan to vibrate and produce heat.
The cooking surface itself does not heat. Heat 

is produced in the cooking pan, and cannot be 

generated until a pan is placed on the cooking 

surface. 
When the element is activated, the pan begins to 

heat immediately and in turn heats the contents of 

the pan.
Magnetic induction cooking requires the use of 

cookware made of ferrous metals—metals to 

which magnets will stick, such as iron or steel.

Use pans that have at least a 6 inch diameter along 

the bottom, this will ensure that it is large enough 

to most efficiently work with the cooking element

The cooktop will not operate if a very small steel 

or iron utensil (less than the minimum size across 

the bottom) is placed on the cooking surface when 

the unit is turned on—items such as steel spatulas, 

cooking spoons, knives and other small utensils.

The pan material is correct if a 

magnet sticks to the bottom. 

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How Induction Cooking Works

Induction cookware must be used with the Paragon Cooktop, see page 10 for a 

walkthrough on how to choose your cookware. 


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USING THE 

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 Cook

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Cooktop Operation

Rapid Precise (Probe Sync Required): 

The cooktop sets to this mode when intially turned on and the Paragon Probe 

is synced. In this mode, 

the cooktop can precisely control the temperature when the probe tip is submerged. The burner will

temperature.

 Use for Sous Vide or Poaching.

Direct (Default): 

In this mode, the cooktop acts like a standard induction burner, allowing you to do things like boil, sear 

and sautee all of your favorite dishes, selecting from power level 1-10. The Paragon Probe is not used

Gentle Precise (Probe Sync Required): 

Similiar to Rapid precise in it’s ability to control the temperature of your food, but within this mode the 

cooktop limits power so the temperature is reached at a slower pace, ensuring food is not overcooked.

The burner will automatically vary power level so your food will maintain the desired temperature. Use 

this method for more delicate food such as Clam Chowder or thick sauces.  It is recommended that you 

still occasionally stir to prevent burning.

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.

.

For instructions on how to sync the probe to the cooktop, go to page 7

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FirstBuild Paragon App

Interested in taking your control of precision 

cooking to the next level? Downloading the FirstBuild

App will allow you to gain access to multiple new 

features, including Recipe Books, Multi-Stage 

Cooking and the ability to save your own favorite 

recipes!

The FirstBuild App can be found and downloaded on 

the Apple Store for iPhones, as well as the Android 

and Google Store for Android Devices.  

 automatically vary the power level so  your food will maintain the desired 

while in this mode.

Safety Note: It is recommended that operation be supervised when cooking at high temperatures. After 30 minutes of inactivity in 

Direct Mode at power level 10, or 45 minutes of inactivity in Precise Mode at temperatures above 214F°, your cooktop will begin to 

flash and beep. Press the “Start” button to continue cooking at the current power settings. If “Start” is not pressed after 1 minute, the 

cooktop will default to Direct Mode at power level 6 as a “safe mode”. After 6 hours in this mode the cooktop will shut off. 


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Cooktop Power Levels

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Cooking in Direct Mode

1. Plug cooktop into 120V power socket, display will 

flash “On”

2.Cooktop will default to Direct Mode when turned on

and the probe is not synced. When the probe is synced,

the “Direct” button can be pushed to enter Direct Mode. 

3.  Set power level (1-10) to desired setting using  +/-. 

 

4. Press “Start/Stop” to begin cooking, to stop cooking

press the button again. The cooktop will resume in the

same settings when restarted.  

Power Level

Wattage

% of Total Power

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

50

100

150

200

250

300

450

600

900

1200

4%

8%

12%

16%

20%

25%

37%

50%

75%

100%

USING THE 

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USING THE 

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TOP:
 Cooking in 

Precise Mode

Cooking in Precise Mode

Turning Probe Off

When cooking is finished, press and hold the button 

on the right side of the probe until the bluetooth icon

flashes three times.  When the bluetooth symbol stops

 flashing the probe is turned off. Your cooktop will switch 

back to Direct Mode when this 

.

 

happens.

1. Press and hold the button on the right side of the 

probe until the bluetooth symbol blinks 3 times. When 

the probe is sucessfully synced, the symbol will begin to 

blink every 5 seconds. The cooktop will flash “SYNC” and 

beep as well, and will automatically go into Rapid Precise 

Mode. 

2.  Attach the probe onto the side of the pot, making 

sure that the probe tip is submerged into the liquid 

you are cooking. 

If the probe tip loses contact with 

the liquid at any time during the cooking process, 

your food will not properly cook. (The first few inches 

of the silicone strap can enter the liquid being cooked 

if needed.) 

3.  Set temperature on the cooktop using the + and - 

buttons. Available temperatures in this mode are 

between 80 degrees & 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The 

temperature intially displayed will be the last set 

temperature. Use extra care when above 200 ºF. 

4. When desired temperature is selected, press the 

“Start/Stop” button to begin the cooking cycle. When 

your target temperature is reached, the cooktop will 

hold the temperature and flash “REDY”

7

Note: Temperature displayed will be Fahrenheit by default. Hold + & - simultaneously for 3 seconds to change to Celsius 


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Cleaning Paragon Probe

Charging Paragon Probe 

There is a low battery indicator that will illuminate 

when the battery has 15% capacity remaining .

To charge, insert the micro USB cord (included 

within the box) into the bottom of the Paragon 

Probe and then insert the other end into a USB port 

or 5 volt wall adapter* to charge.

It is recommended to allow the probe to charge for 

at least 4 hours. Fully charged, the battery will last 

~40 hours. If you are performing a long term cook

 of more than 40 hours using the probe, it can be 

plugged in and charging while in use to prevent

 interruptions in the cook cycle. 

*5 volt wall adapter not included. 

Turn off the probe before cleaning.

Gently wipe it down with a damp cloth and a 

mild soap. Do not submerge the black and grey 

plastic section in water at any time. 

8

       

CAUTION: 

The Paragon Probe is 

water resistant, but not water tight. 

DO NOT 

put it in the dishwasher to clean or submerge 

the electronics portion underwater.  

Electronics are located within 

the hard plastic body.

Micro USB is located on the 

bottom of the probe.

C

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 AND

 CLEANING:

 The
 Paragon

 Probe


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Burned-On Residue

NOTE: DAMAGE to your glass surface may occur if you 

use scrub pads other than those recommended.
1.  Allow the cooktop to cool.
2.  Spread a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE

®

 Ceramic 

Cooktop Cleaner on the entire burned residue area.

3.  Rub the residue area with a paper towel, applying 

pressure as needed.

C

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 AND

 CLEANING:

 Cleaning

 the
 Cooktop Glass

9

Metal Marks and Scratches

1.  Be careful not to slide pots and pans across your 

cooktop. It will leave metal markings on the cooktop 

surface.

   These marks are removable using the CERAMA 

BRYTE

®

 Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner with the CERAMA 

BRYTE

®

 Cleaning Pad for Ceramic Cooktops.

2.   If pots with a thin overlay of aluminum or copper 

are allowed to boil dry, the overlay may leave black 

discoloration on the cooktop.

  This should be removed immediately before heating 

again or the discoloration may be permanent.

NOTE: Carefully check the bottom of pans for roughness 

that would scratch the cooktop.

Damage from Sugary Spills and Melted Plastic

Special care should be taken when removing hot substances to avoid permanent damage of the glass surface. Sugary 

spillovers (such as jellies, fudge, candy, syrups) or melted plastics can cause pitting of the surface of your cooktop 

(not covered by the warranty) unless the spill is removed while still hot. Special care should be taken when removing 

hot substances. When cleaning, be sure to use a new, sharp razor scraper.Do not use a dull or nicked blade.
1.   Turn off cooktop. Remove hot pans.
2.   While wearing an oven mitt:
     a.  Use a single-edge razor blade scraper to move 

the spill to a cool area on the cooktop.

     b.  Remove the spill with paper towels.

3.   Any remaining spillover should be left until the surface 

of the cooktop has cooled.

4.   Don’t use the cooktop again until all of the residue 

has been completely removed.

NOTE: If pitting or indentation in the glass surface has 

already occurred, the cooktop glass will have to be 

replaced. In this case, service will be necessary.

Cleaning the Cooktop Glass

* For Heavy, Burned-On Residue:
  Use a single-edge razor blade scraper at approximately a 45° angle against the glass surface and scrape the soil. 

It will be necessary to apply pressure to the razor scraper in order to remove the residue. After residue is removed, 

follow steps above. 

Clean your cooktop after each 

spill. Use CERAMA BRYTE

®

 

Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner.

To maintain and protect the surface of your glass cooktop, follow these steps:
1.  Before using the cooktop for the first time, clean it with CERAMA BRYTE

®

 Ceramic Cooktop 

Cleaner. This helps protect the top and makes cleanup easier.

2.  Apply a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE

®

 Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner directly to the cooktop.

3.  Use a paper towel or CERAMA BRYTE

®

 Cleaning Pad to clean the entire cooktop surface.

4.  Use a dry cloth or paper towel to remove all cleaning residue. No need to rinse.

NOTE: It is very important that you DO NOT heat the cooktop until it has been cleaned 

thoroughly. DO NOT use the cooktop cleaner on any plastic pieces on the cooktop. 


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Cookware recommendations

Cookware must fully contact the surface of the cooking 

element. 
Use flat-bottomed pans sized to fit the cooking surface 

and also to the amount of food being prepared.
Induction interface disks are NOT recommended.

FAQ:

 

Choosing Coo

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Choosing Cookware

Cookware not centered on 

cooking element surface.

Curved or warped pan bottoms  

or sides.

Cookware centered correctly  

on cooking element surface.

Flat pan bottom.

INCORRECT

CORRECT

Heavy handle tilts pan

 

 

Pan is properly balanced

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Using the correct size cookware

Paragon is designed to be used with pans within the 

range of 6 to 11 inches in diameter. 
Pans that are not ferrous or are too small will not allow 

the induction element to turn on, if a pan is removed for 

more than 2 minutes, the power will be shut off .
For best results, the cookware must make FULL contact 

with the glass surface. 

Suitable Cookware

Use quality cookware with heavier bottoms for better 

heat distribution and even cooking results. Choose 

cookware made of magnetic stainless steel, enamel 

coated cast iron, enameled steel and combinations of 

these materials.
Some cookware is specifically identified by the 

manufacturer for use with induction cooktops. Use a 

magnet to test if the cookware will work. 
Flat-bottomed pans give best results. Pans with rims or 

slight ridges can be used. 
Round pans give best results. Pans with warped or 

curved bottoms will not heat evenly. 
For wok cooking, use a flat-bottomed wok. Do not use a 

wok with a support ring.

Pan is partially magnetic 

on the bottom.

Pan is completely magnetic 

on the bottom.


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Error & Miscellaneous Codes.

Error Codes: These may be displayed on the seven segment display.

1.

 “UNBI”   : Probe has been unbound (unpaired) from the cooktop by the user. 

2. 

“BAT”: Probe battery is running low during precision cooking. 

3. 

“PROB” : No probe connection or connection was lost, cannot use Rapid, Gentle Mode or 

Multi Stage Cooking when this error is present.
4. 

“POT”: No pot detected on the cooking surface.

Cooking Noise

Slight sounds may be produced by different types 

of cookware. Heavier pans such as enameled 

cast iron produce less noise than a lighter weight 

multi-ply stainless steel pan. The size of the pan, 

and the amount of contents, can also contribute to 

the sound level.

A “humming” noise will be heard from the cooling 

fan when it turns on to cool the induction elements; 

it is normal for it to come on shortly after the coil 

turn on to cook.

You may hear a slight “Buzz” when cooking at 

higher power levels, this is normal. The sound 

depends on the type of pot being used. Some pots 

will “Buzz” louder depending on the material. A 

“Buzz” sound may be heard if the pan contents are 

cold. As the pan heats, the sound will decrease. If 

the power level is reduced, the sound level will go 

down.


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Limited Warranty:
One (1) year from the date of receipt of the product.
What is covered?
Product failure due to a defect in materials or workmanship during the Limited Warranty Period.
What is not covered:
 

Product failure due to abuse, misuse, improper use or commercial usage.
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
Incidental or consequential damages caused by possible defects with this product.

.

Labor and other charges to remove and/or install the product.

What FirstBuild will do:
If your product qualifies for this Limited Warranty, FirstBuild will either (1) replace your product with a new or 

remanufactured product, or (2) refund the purchase price of the product, at FirstBuild’s sole discretion.
Limitations:
The Limited Warranty is extended to the original purchaser for products purchased for home use within                        

the U.S.A and Canada.

Paragon Induction Cooktop Limited Warranty

All warranty claims must be initiated through an e-mail to 

warranty@firstbuild.com. When initiating a claim, please 

provide your 

first and last name, preferred US or Canada shipping address, phone number, and proof of purchase.  

FirstBuild will respond to your inquiry and give you further instructions on how to handle your claim. No return 

 

* Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you 

specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, 

EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES: Your sole and exclusive remedies are product exchange or refund as provided 

in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a 

particular purpose, are limited to six (6) months or the shortest period allowed by law.

How To File A Warranty Claim 

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shipments will be accepted until they are authorized by a representative of FirstBuild. All return shipments should be 

sent to FirstBuild c/o Warranty Claims Dept., 333 East Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40208