May 8, 2009
Fricon upright freezers recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Fricon upright freezers due to a fire hazard.
The controller on the freezer is incompatible with the unit, creating a possibility of overheating, which could lead to a fire, the CPSC said in a statement.
The company has received four reports of fires, CPSC said.
The freezers are used in grocery stores. They were distributed nationwide from May 2007 through March 2009 for about $105 per year per unit.
Retailers were advised to disconnect the freezers and remove them from service. The company has taken steps to notify retailers and distributors, CPSC said.
Retailers can call 800-800-7900 for information.