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CPSC, W.C. Wood Co. Announce Recall Of 345,775 Freezers

RELEASE DATE February 14 1996
MANUFACTURER W.C. Wood Co. (Whirlpool)
BRANDS Crosley, Danby, Estate, Quickfrez, Roper, Whirlpool, Wood's
UNITS About 345,775
HAZARD The freezer's lock mechanism can be forced open without a key. Therefore, if a child opens the freezer and climbs or falls in, the lock could re-latch, trapping the child inside.
DESCRIPTION Sizes: 7, 10, 12, 15, and 22 cubic feet. All of the freezers are white or almond.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been five reports of incidents in which children have opened locked freezers without a key, including one report of a child who allegedly became trapped in the freezer but was found and released by an adult. The company is not aware of any injuries involving these freezers
SOLD AT Retailers nationwide.
SOLD DATES January 1991 through February 1996
REMEDY Until this issue is remedied, unlock the lid and place the key in a child-safe location.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 580-9177
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
Wood'sChest Freezer Any Any
QuickfrezChest Freezer Any Any
DanbyChest Freezer Any Any
CrosleyChest Freezer Any Any
WhirlpoolChest Freezer Any Any
RoperChest Freezer Any Any
EstateChest Freezer Any Any
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