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NHTSA ISSUES RECALLS OVERLAND / OSPRY No. 11V484000
NHTSA ISSUES RECALLS OVERLAND / OSPRY NO. 11V484000
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: OVERLAND / OSPRY
Model Year(s): 2000
Manufacturer: TECHWORKS INC.
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 14, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V484000
NHTSA Action Number: EQ10010
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
TECHWORKS IS RECALLING ONE MODEL YEAR 2000 OVERLAND OSPRY RECREATIONAL VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH 1200-SERIES NORCOLD REFRIGERATORS. THE POPULATION OF REFRIGERATORS BEING ADDRESSED CONTAINS EITHER A SENSING ALGORITHM OR THERMAL SWITCH TO SHUT OFF POWER TO THE REFRIGERATOR WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE DETECTED IN ORDER TO PREVENT A POTENTIAL FIRE. THE RESPONSE TIMES OF THE SENSOR ALGORITHM AND THERMAL SWITCH DEVICES TO STOP POWER ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.
AN INSUFFICIENT RESPONSE TIME CAN RESULT IN POWER NOT BEING SHUT-OFF IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PREVENT A FIRE, WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO IGNITE RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR VEHICLE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
TECHWORKS IS WORKING WITH NORCOLD TO GET THE UNITS REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE SEE NORCOLD'S DEFECT REPORT 10E-049. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NORCOLD AT 1-800-767-9101.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV
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