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"Recall Alerts"

03-15-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Power Converters may Short Circuit


(1) POWER CONVERTERS MAY SHORT CIRCUIT

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
KEYSTONE FUZION 2013
KEYSTONE MONTANA 2013

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 438

Manufacturer: Keystone RV Company

SUMMARY:Keystone is recalling certain model year 2013 Montana Fifth Wheel vehicles manufactured January 16, 2013, through February 18, 2013; and 2013 Fuzion Fifth Wheel vehicles manufactured January 22, 2013, through February 18, 2013. These vehicles are equipped with Progressive Dynamics power converters with serial number prefix A13014 through A13039. The converters have a internal components that may short circuit.

CONSEQUENCE: A short circuit may result in a fire.

REMEDY: Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected internal components of the power converter, free of charge. The recall began on March 15, 2013. Owners may contact Keystone Customer Service by calling 1-866-425-4369.

NOTES: Keystone's recall campaign number is 13-191. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

To see this recall go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults.action?searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=13V065&refurl=email

Also: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM434271/RCDNN-13V065-6115.pdf

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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