Norcold Refrigerator Fire Recall:
In 2002 Norcold Inc., of Sidney, Ohio, voluntarily recalled 360 free-standing, 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 voluntarily extended a prior recall to include refrigerator models 1200LR, 1200LRIM and 1201LRIM manufactured from March 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002. Each cooling unit under the extension has a serial number between 1273701 and 1536607.
Norcold has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transportation Canada of the extension upon becoming aware that the recall could involve additional refrigerators, which may under certain conditions, result in high temperatures and possibly a fire.
In addition to the recall above, Norcold has determined that it is necessary to modify the remedy associated with a previous recall to models 1200LR and 1200LRIM with cooling unit serial numbers 700000 and 1008700, manufactured between December 1996 and February 1999. Owners who responded to this previous recall will be contacted instructing them to bring their recreational vehicle into a service center so that a safety thermal switch kit can be installed on the replaced cooling unit.
Vehicle owners with these newly recalled models or those who obtained a remedy to models 1200LR, 1201LRM and 1200LRIM must stop operating their refrigerator until it has been inspected and repaired.
Letters detailing the recall extension will be sent to all Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Service Centers. Owners of the previous recall remedy will be contacted as soon as possible.
Norcold Refrigerators Recalled:
Model Numbers: Serial Numbers:
322/323 Below Serial#: 734882
N260/N260.3 Below Serial#: 738527
N300/N300.3 Below Serial#: 738626
N641/21 CU# 103800-1099000
N841/21 CU# 103800-1099000
N1200LR CU# 70000-1273700
1200LRIM CU# 70000-1273700
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.
Immediately switch your refrigerator's controls to AC power (or DC power, if available, while in transit). No LP gas power operation should occur because it could create an unsafe condition.
Turn Off the refrigerator. Do not use it until it has been repaired
Contact a Dealer/Service Center to arrange a service date as soon as possible. The cooling unit will be replaced. There is no charge for parts and labor.
Call Norcold at 1-800-767-9101: with any questions; to obtain the location of the nearest Norcold Service Center; or if the Dealer/Service Center fails to, or is unable to, remedy this defect without charge or within a reasonable time.
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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.