Fagor America Inc. Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

The refrigerator’s control board can overheat.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2010
Release #11-072
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 354-4411
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fagor America Inc. Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fagor Refrigerators

Units: About 1,400

Importer: Fagor America Inc., of Lyndhurst, N.J.

Hazard: The refrigerator’s control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Fagor America has received 19 reports of incidents, including two reports of fires resulting in damage to the refrigerator and surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Fagor 24-inch wide refrigerators sold in stainless steel and black. “Fagor” is printed on the refrigerator’s front door. Model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerator door, on the left hand side near the food storage drawers.

 ModelsSerial Numbers Within the Range of
Fagor T/3FCA-68NFX Serial numbers starting with 0609xxxxx through 0727xxxxx
3FCA-68NFX Serial numbers starting with 0746xxxxx through 1017xxxxx
FCA-86ART Serial numbers starting with 0839xxxxx through 0915xxxxx

Sold at: Specialty Home Appliance Stores nationwide between July 2006 and May 2010 for between $2,000 and $2,500.

Manufactured in: Spain

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the refrigerator, unplug it and contact the Fagor repair hotline to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fagor America at (888) 354-4411 between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.fagoramerica.com

Picture of Recalled T/3FCA-68NFX / 3FCA-68NFX Refrigerator

T/3FCA-68NFX / 3FCA-68NFX

Picture of Recalled FCA-86ART Refrigerator

FCA-86ART

Pictures showing location of label with model number and serial number