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Electro-Heat Defrost heaters in Tyler wide island grocery frozen food cases

Código SIAR: 20419
Categoría: Electrodomésticos
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2004/CPSC-Carrier-Commercial-Refrigeration-Inc-Announce-Recall-of-Grocery-Frozen-Food-Case-Heaters-
Fecha de Publicación: 16 jun, 2004
País de Origen del Producto: Estados Unidos de América
Fabricante: Carrier; Electro-Heat; Tyler Refrigeration
Descripción del Defecto: June 16, 2004Release # 04-163 Tyler's Hotline: (800) 992-3744 x804 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Inc. Announce Recall of Grocery Frozen Food Case Heaters WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Defrost heaters used in grocery store frozen food casesUnits: 16,000Heater Manufacturer: Electro-Heat Inc., of Allegan, Mich. Food Case Manufacturer: Tyler Refrigeration, of Waxahachie, Texas, a division of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Inc., of Charlotte, N.C. Hazard: Moisture building up pressure inside the defrost heater can cause it to forcefully eject from the frozen food case, possibly injuring bystanders. Hazard: Moisture building up pressure inside the defrost heater can cause it to forcefully eject from the frozen food case, possibly injuring bystanders.Incidents/Injuries: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Inc. has reports of four incidents where the defrost heater forcefully ejected, and in two instances, the defrost heater penetrated through the end of the frozen food case. In one incident, a consumer's leg was broken.Description: The recalled defrost heater was used in Tyler's "wide island" frozen food end cap cases in grocery stores. The recalled defrost heaters (which are not visible to consumers) are Electro-Heat Defrost Heater Model 51957100. The Tyler wide island frozen food end cap cases with the recalled heaters are models NCE, NFE, NGE, NCGE, NFJEA, NCJEA, NCJGEA and NFJGEA. The model and serial number is located on the data plate, which is on the front inner panel of the case.Sold at: Grocery stores nationwide use these wide island frozen food end cap cases with defrost heaters to display food items. The cases with heaters were sold by Tyler Refrigeration from the mid-1970s to the present. Manufactured in: U.S.A.Remedy: Tyler will replace the recalled defrost heater with a Cal-rod hairpin style heater in all wide island frozen food and ice cream end cap cases.Consumer Contact: Tyler will contact its grocery store customers to set up appointments for the replacement of defrost heaters in these frozen food cases. For more information, contact Tyler's toll-free number at (800) 992-3744 x804 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Tyler's Web site at www.tylerrefrigeration.com www.tylerrefrigeration.comMedia Contact: Margaret Gan-Garrison at (860) 674-3370