Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd—Kirby "Drop-in" Refrigeration Units
What are the defects?
Units are potentially charged with counterfeit refrigerant that is flammable and poisonous. (Note that premature system failure can be an indication of the presence of the counterfeit refrigerant.)
What are the hazards?
If the counterfeit refrigerant is exposed to the atmosphere, there is a risk of fire through spontaneous ignition and a risk of exposure to hazardous fumes.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should contact their supplier or Heatcraft directly to have the unit replaced. Under no circumstances are the units to have the refrigerant replaced by a service technician whilst in-situ. The unit must be returned to Heatcraft intact and charged with its refrigerant. Contact Heatcraft on 02 9774 7222 or by emailing email@example.com to arrange for the unit to be replaced.
- 1 September 2011 - 10 April 2012
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.