WAECO Pacific Pty Ltd—WAECO & Mobicool Portable Absorption Coolers

PRA number

2008/10456

Published date

Product description

a) Australia
- Portable absorption cooler, 3-way (gas, 12V DC, 240V AC), 35 litre

- 2 models: i) Mobicool A-35-12240PB37
ii) WAECO CA-35-12240PB37

- Included: all product sold from Feb 2006 to end of Aug 2008 except the
following;

- Not included: A-35-12240PB37 sold after May 2008 in serial number ranges:
05001945 to 05002000
06002161 to 06002229

- Quantity affected: A-35 2,088 units
CA-35 6,117 units

- Where sold: Throughout Australia. All sold through. No faulty stock at retailers

b) New Zealand
- Portable absorption cooler, 3-way (gas, 12V DC, 240V AC), 35 litre and 40 litre

- 2 models: i) Mobicool A40-12230B037
ii) WAECO CA-35-12240PB37

- Included: all product sold from Feb 2006 to end of Aug 2008

- Quantity affected: A40 328 units
CA-35 424 units

- Where sold: Throughout New Zealand. All sold through. No faulty stock at
retailers.
WAECO portable absorption cooler
Mobicool portable absorption cooler
Identifying features
N/A

Other identifying numbers

N/A

Reasons the product is recalled

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.

The hazards to consumers

Fire

What consumers should 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.

Supplier

WAECO Pacific Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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