Dometic Refrigerator Fire Recall:
Dometic Refrigerators Recalled:
Several Dometic refrigerator fires have been reported throughout the United States. The fires have been found to be caused by a small stress crack that can develop in the boiler tube. This stress crack can cause a release of the ammonia refrigerant solution which if exposed to a source of ignition may cause a fire to occur. Dometic recently expanded its recall on a population of two-door refrigerators.
The original recall included some two-door refrigerators manufactured between
April 1997 and May 2003. The recent expansion of this recall now includes the
same two-door refrigerators, manufactured between June 2003 and September 2006.
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What should I do If I have a recalled refrigerator?
Turn the refrigerator off immediately if you notice any of the following indicators:
• Leakage or staining at the back of the refrigerator.
• Yellow residue at the back or sides of the refrigerator.
• The smell of ammonia.
• Refrigerator does not properly cool.
Any unit found to have one or more of the characteristics mentioned above MUST be shut down and not operated until the unit is fixed and the recall rework administered. #2 For any unit that does fall within the recall population but does not exhibit any of the four indicators mentioned in #1, consider the following: Do not operate your refrigerator on LP gas. Switching to electric power lowers the incident rate associated with LP gas. If you own a 3-way refrigerator, running the unit on 12-volt power carries the least risk of all. 3-way refrigerators have model numbers that end in "3."
Dometic recommends that the unit not be operated on electric unless absolutely necessary until your unit has been serviced. If you choose to operate your unit on electric prior to the recall rework, you must inspect the burner area weekly for any of the indicators referenced in number 1 above. Dometic recommends that you turn off the gas valve at the back of your refrigerator. DO NOT, however, attempt to disconnect the gas supply. If you must operate your refrigerator on electric, DO NOT operate your refrigerator while in transit or while asleep.
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What do I need to make a claim?
1. You must have one of the models that have been recalled or a similar model.
2. You should still have the refrigerator in your possession.
3. Proof from fire department or other stating that the refrigerator was the cause of fire.
4. Damages of $20,000 or more.
5. Contact Ennis & Ennis, P.A. for further assistance.
If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered a loss due to a fire caused by a Dometic or Norcold refrigerator that has been recalled you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the RV Refrigerator Fire Attorneys of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. by filling out the form on this page or calling toll-free 1-800-856-6405. Our experienced RV Refrigerator Fire Recall Lawyers can answer any questions you may have about the Dometic / Norcold Refrigerator Recall or a potential Dometic / Norcold Refrigerator Fire Lawsuit.