October, 18 2001
Norcold Inc. Recalls Refrigerators
- Norcold Inc. is recalling
combination gas and electric refrigerators. Tubing in the cooling unit can
crack and leak flammable gas, presenting a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Norcold has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled refrigerators are white, with black trim on the front, and have
the Norcold logo on the bottom left corner of the control panel. The
refrigerators have cooling unit serial numbers within the range of 1038000
to 1099000, which can be found on the black canister at the bottom right of
the back of the refrigerator.
Specialty retailers nationwide sold the refrigerators from May 1999 through
January 2000 for about $900.
Consumers should disconnect the electricity to these refrigerators and call
Norcold toll-free at (800) 767-9101 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday to schedule a free, in-home repair.