Here is another safety notice. Issued by the manufacturer of Caple fridges. From what I can see this safety notice was originally issued in 2015. The manufacturers are reissuing the notice in a fresh attempt to ensure all affected models still around are modified. These fridges were apparently made between 2007 and 2008 so they will be around 9 or 10 years old by now.
The chances are there won’t be too many around but if you know of any CAPLE fridges about 9 years plus old make sure they are made safe.
What is the problem?
A component inside the affected fridges could overheat and, “in some cases, there is a small risk of a fire developing”.
If you have an affected model
If you have one of the models listed above you need to check the serial number to see if it needs the safety modification. Not all of the fridges made with the affected model numbers have this problem. Only ones made between specific dates.
So if you have one of the above models check the serial number. The serial number should have a mix of 20 letters and numbers like this – BC0C40E0C00BG77W0093. The production date can be recognised from digits in position 14 and 15. So in this example digits 14 and 15 are 77 –
So write down the 14th and 15th digit from your serial number. If it is one of the following then your fridge is affected –
71 / 72 / 73 / 74 / 75 / 76 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 7A / 7B / 7C / 81 / 82 / 83 / 84 / 85 / 86 / 87 / 88 / 89 / 8A / 8B / 8C
What to do now
If you have one of the models listed and the 14th and 15th digit in its serial number match one of the numbers above you need to get in touch with CAPLE as soon as possible. Full information including where to find the serial number and how to contact CAPLE are on this page at their web site – CAPLE Safety notice
As with many manufacturers the safety notice page often gets taken down after a while so please contact me if the page gets broken.