Commercial Freezers Used in Grocery Stores Recalled By Unilever Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE May 07 2009
MANUFACTURER Frigocon
BRANDS Unilever
UNITS About 960
HAZARD The controller of the freezer is incompatible with the unit and can overheat and melt the relay, posing a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION This recall involves the Fricon commercial one-door upright freezers with model number VCV1V. These freezers are typically used in grocery stores and other commercial settings.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been four reports of fires, resulting in damage to the unit and/or displayed product. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Unilever distributors nationwide.
SOLD DATES May 2007 through March 2009
MANUFACTURED IN Portugal
REMEDY Retailers and distributors should immediately disconnect the freezers and remove them from service. The company has notified all retailers and distributors in possession of the freezers directly and will replace the controller of the freezer free of charge.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 800-7900
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
UnileverUpright Freezer VCV1V Any
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