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RV refrigerators are a fire hazard

August 03, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Thor Industries Inc. and Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. said a supplier was recalling on-board refrigerators in 231,351 motor homes and trailers to fix a possible fire hazard.

The affected RVs have refrigerators made by Dometic Corp., Fleetwood and a Thor unit wrote in letters to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fires in at least eight trailers built by Thor's Keystone RV "appear to be related" to coolant leaked from cracked refrigerator tubing, Keystone told the agency. The recall involves 161,250 trailers made by Keystone for the 2004 through 2007 model years, and 70,101 Fleetwood motor homes and trailers from the 2003 through 2007 model years.

* About 367,000 units of HP Fax 1010 and 1010xi machines, made in China and imported by Hewlett-Packard Co., are being recalled because an internal component failure can cause overheating, posing a risk of burn or fire. The company has received three reports of overheating, including two resulting in minor damage. The fax machines were sold at electronic, computer and camera stores nationwide, as well as online from November 2002 through December 2004. For more information, call (888)654-9296 or go to www.hp.com /go/fax1010recall or www.cpsc.gov.

* About 3,000 children's Sun Block jackets and hoodies, made in China and imported by Coolibar Inc., are being recalled because the drawstring through the garment's hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. Available through Coolibar's catalog and online, the hoodies were sold from March 2005 through April 2008, and the jackets were sold from February through April this year. For more information, call (866) 266-5422 or go to www.coolibar.com or www.cpsc.gov.

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