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Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers Recalled by Tyler Refrigeration Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 11, 2008

Recall Details

December 11, 2008
Alert #09-712


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers

Units: About 1,900

Manufacturer: Tyler Refrigeration, of Niles, Mich.

Hazard: Incomplete/incorrect light bulb installation can result in electrical arcing in the fixture, which can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Tyler Refrigeration has received one report of a fire, resulting in damage to the case and displayed product. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Vertical Multi-deck Frozen Food Merchandisers are typically used in grocery stores and other commercial settings. The recall involves models D6F, D6FL, L6F, L6FL, N6F and N6FL manufactured between 1995 and 2008. The serial and model numbers are located on the label located on the inside, upper-right front of the unit behind the lighting assembly. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall can be found at

Sold by: Tyler Refrigeration-owned branches, independent dealers and directly to some commercial users from March 1995 to July 2008 for about $3,700 to $8,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Owners should immediately verify that light bulbs are fully and correctly installed and contact Tyler Refrigeration to schedule the installation of a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tyler Refrigeration toll-free at (877) 574-0150 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Commercial Frozen Food Merchandiser

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