Product Recall: CPSC, Fagor America Recall Potentially Dangerous Refrigerators

12/16/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Lyndhurst, NJ—Fire and burn hazards prompted Fagor America Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall approximately 1,400 Fagor Refrigerators. The CPSC announced the product safety recall on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.

While no injuries have been reported in connection with the defective product, New Jersey-based Fagor America initiated the recall upon discovering that the refrigerator’s control board has the potential to overheat. Consumers who use the recalled refrigerators run the risk of suffering burns.

Fagor America received word of 19 incidents related to the recall, two of which included reports of fires and subsequent refrigerator and property damage.

According to the CPSC news release, “This recall involves Fagor 24-inch wide refrigerators sold in stainless steel and black. “Fagor” is printed on the refrigerator’s front door. Model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerator door, on the left hand side near the food storage drawers.”

The following model and serial numbers are affected by the recall:

• Model: T/3FCA-68NFX

Serial Number Within the Range of: Serial numbers starting with 0609xxxxx through 0727xxxxx

• Model: 3FCA-68NFX

Serial Number Within the Range of: Serial numbers starting with 0746xxxxx through 1017xxxxx

• Model: FCA-86ART

Serial Number Within the Range of: Serial numbers starting with 0839xxxxx through 0915xxxxx

The risky refrigerators were manufactured in Spain and made available for purchase at Specialty Home Appliance Stores nationwide from July 2006 through May 2010. Prices ranged from $2,000 to $2,500.

Consumers have been urged to cease use of the recalled fridges, unplug them and contact the Fagor repair hotline at (888) 354-4411 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to schedule a complimentary repair. The company can also be reached via the Internet at www.fagoramerica.com.

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