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Recall: Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers


On 2008-12-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 1995 for about $3700.00 to $8000.00.

About 2,000 units are involved in this Tyler Refrigeration freezer recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Displays & Freezer Cases category in 2008.

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Commercial Frozen Food Merchandisers
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What is the problem?

Incomplete/incorrect light bulb installation can result in electrical arcing in the fixture, which can pose a fire hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled Vertical Multi-deck Frozen Food Merchandisers are typically used in grocery stores and other commercial settings. The recall involves models D6F, D6FL, L6F, L6FL, N6F and N6FL manufactured between 1995 and 2008. The serial and model numbers are located on the label located on the inside, upper-right front of the unit behind the lighting assembly. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall can be found at

These items were sold new+ at Tyler Refrigeration-owned branches, independent dealers and directly to some commercial users from March 1995 to July 2008 for about $3,700 to $8,000.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Owners should immediately verify that light bulbs are fully and correctly installed and contact Tyler Refrigeration to schedule the installation of a free repair.

For additional information, contact Tyler Refrigeration toll-free at (877)574-0150 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Incidents/Injuries: Tyler Refrigeration has received one report of a fire, resulting in damage to the case and displayed product. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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