December 11, 2008
Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers Recalled by Tyler Refrigeration Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers
Units: About 1,900
Manufacturer: Tyler Refrigeration, of Niles, Mich.
Hazard: Incomplete/incorrect light bulb installation can result in electrical arcing in the fixture, which can pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Tyler Refrigeration has received one report of a fire, resulting in damage to the case and displayed product. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Vertical Multi-deck Frozen Food Merchandisers are typically used in grocery stores and other commercial settings. The recall involves models D6F, D6FL, L6F, L6FL, N6F and N6FL manufactured between 1995 and 2008. The serial and model numbers are located on the label located on the inside, upper-right front of the unit behind the lighting assembly. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall can be found at www.tylerrefrigeration.com
Sold by: Tyler Refrigeration-owned branches, independent dealers and directly to some commercial users from March 1995 to July 2008 for about $3,700 to $8,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Owners should immediately verify that light bulbs are fully and correctly installed and contact Tyler Refrigeration to schedule the installation of a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tyler Refrigeration toll-free at (877) 574-0150 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.tylerrefrigeration.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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