US NHTSA Recalls: Dometic Chest Refrigerators

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Sunday, June 28, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of eighty four (84) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed?

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Among the eighty four (84) recalls the NHTSA announced this June comes news of the following:

Logo - Dometic CorporationDometic Corporation (“Dometic”), an Elkhart, Indiana establishment and subsidiary of the Dometic Group AB of Solna, Sweden, has recalled an estimated 5,533 model year CFX3 Series Chest Refrigerators (models CFX3 35, CFX3 45, CFX3 55IM, CFX3 75DZ, CFX3 95DZ and CFX3 100) marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Equipment – Cooler may backfeed current and damage appliances

NHTSA Safety Notification 20E042000 reports that the protection device on the electrical circuit may fail when the refrigerator is connected to both AC and DC power, allowing the AC/DC power supply to back feed through some or all of the other appliances (such as the air conditioner, water pump, lights, furnace, etc.) that are connected to the 12V DC system. A voltage overload may result, causing DC appliances on the same circuit to fail.

According to the NHTSA, a voltage overload may cause electrical damage and may increase the risks of a fire, burns and smoke inhalation with consequential injury and/or life-changing results.

Dometic has not yet identified a proposed remedy plan nor has it provided a notification schedule for owners or dealers. Owners may contact Dometic Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-943-4905 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”).

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20E040000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13188-2020
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