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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
May 4, 1994
Release # 94-068

Scotsman to Retrofit Home Ice Cube Machines

PRODUCT: Approximately 121,000 Model DC33 Scotsman Home Ice Cube Machines sold nationwide and manufactured prior to September 1991. The models include DC33A-1A, DC33A-1B, DC33A-1W, DC33PA-1A, DC33PA- 1B, DC33PA-1W, and DC33PA-1A-PB. The model number and the ice machine's serial number/date code are printed on a label affixed to the left side of the machine's base behind the front grill, and on some ice machines, on a second label affixed to the control box cover at the lower front side of the unit. The serial number/date code consists of a six-digit serial number immediately preceded or followed by a number/letter combination representing the machine's date code (e.g. 10X- 999999 or 999999-10X). The affected ice machines have the letters D, E, F, G, H, J, S, T, U, V, W or X in the date code or have a date code of -01K, -02K, -07K, -08K, -09K, -10K, -11K or -12K. Scotsman has received up to 10 reports of ice machines catching on fire. No reported injuries occurred. However, the incidents resulted in damage to the ice machine itself, and in some instances, minor water damage from severed water lines in the unit, heat damage to surrounding walls or cabinets, and smoke damage.

WHAT TO DO: Turn the unit's control knob to the "OFF" position and contact Scotsman at (800) 733-5383 providing your name, address, and the machine's serial number/date code. Consumers will then be referred to authorized repair/service centers in their area that will install a retrofit at no charge.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Scotsman Group, Inc., Vernon Hills, Illinois, is announcing a voluntary retrofit program for certain home ice cube machines because of a potential fire risk. Scotsman commercial ice machines are not affected by the retrofit program.

Scotsman has received up to ten reports of ice machines catching on fire. The incidents resulted in damage to the ice machine itself, and in some instances, minor water damage from severed water lines in the unit, heat damage to surrounding walls or cabinets, and smoke damage. Scotsman has received no reports of injuries or major claims.

Approximately 121,000 products covered by this retrofit program were sold nationwide and manufactured before September 1991. These ice makers are the Scotsman Model DC33 Home Ice Cube Machines, including models DC33A-1A, DC33A-1B, DC33A-1W, DC33PA- 1A, DC33PA-1B, DC33PA-1W, and DC33PA-1A-PB. The model number and the ice machine's serial number/date code, are printed on a label affixed to the left side of the machine's base behind the front grill, and on some machines, on a second label affixed to the control box cover at the lower front side of the unit. The serial number/date code consists of a six-digit serial number, immediately preceded or followed by a number/letter combination representing the unit's date code (e.g. 10X-999999 or 999999- 10X). The ice machines have the letters D, E, F, G, H, J, S, T, U, V, W or X in the date code or have a date code of -01K, -02K, -07K, -08K, -09K, -10K, -11K, or -12K.

Consumers should turn the units control knob to the "OFF" position and contact Scotsman at (800)733-5383 and provide their name, address, and serial number/date code of their ice cube machine. Consumers will then be referred to authorized

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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