WAECO Pacific Pty Ltd—WAECO & Mobicool Portable Absorption Coolers
What are the defects?
At the rear of the coooler is a threaded inlet pipe to which a gas hose and regulator must be fitted for connection to a gas bottle for LP operation. The external thread may not be concentric with the internal sealing surface taper. This could result in a gas leak which may then ignite and cause a fire. If this occurs, and a fire were to be left unattended, the pressure inside the ammonia absorption system could increase to a level whereupon the heat exchanger pipes may burst.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Consumers should cease using the product immediately and contact WAECO Pacific .
Call toll free number 1800 21 21 21 between 9am and 5pm EST (Monday to Friday) and follow the prompts to “Service and Technical Advice”. Fitment of a new inlet pipe will be arranged free of charge at the nearest Authorised WAECO Service Agent.
There is no hazard when the product is not in use.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.