Scotsman Voluntarily Recalls Certain Commercial Ice Cube Machines in Canada
Due to Fire Hazard

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE U.S. OR TO U.S. WIRE SERVICES /

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - Scotsman Group LLC announced a voluntary recall on February 25, 2010 for approximately 1,550 Scotsman(R) Commercial Modular Cube Ice Machines (Modular Cubers) that it sold in Canada from September 2006 through December 2009. The Company has notified the Electrical Safety Authority (the "ESA") in Ontario about the problem and Scotsman's plans to repair the affected machines. Information concerning the affected models and serial numbers and Scotsman's free repair program to fix the problem can be found in the ESA Recall Notice that accompanies this release.

For additional information, review the ESA Recall Notice accompanying this release, visit Scotsman's website at www.scotsman-ice.com, or call Scotsman at (800) 541-0520 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

RECALL

Scotsman Recalls Commercial Ice Cube Machines Due to Fire Hazard

Toronto, ON - The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Scotsman Group LLC has announced a voluntary recall of the following commercial product. Product owners should stop using recalled products immediately.

    
    Name of Product: Scotsman(R) Commercial Modular Cube Ice Machines
    (Modular Cubers).

    Units: Approximately 1,550 units in Canada.

    Manufacturer/Importer: Scotsman Group LLC, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

    Hazard: A solenoid, an electrical component in the product, can fail and
    result in an electrical arc that can pose a fire hazard.

    Incidents/Injuries: The company received two warranty claims of burned or
    melted solenoids that resulted in replacement of components in Canada,
    including one claim in Ontario. There have been four reports of fires and
    35 warranty claims of burned or melted components in the United States
    (where 43,000 units have been distributed), resulting in replacement of
    machines and component parts. No injuries or damage other than to the
    machine itself have been reported.

    Description/Models: The machines are designed to be installed on top of
    ice storage bins or ice dispensers, and typically are used in food
    service, convenience store, health care, education, lodging, office and
    other commercial establishments. Model numbers begin with C0322, C0330,
    C0522, C0530, C0630, C0830, C1030, C1448, C1848, C2148, EH130, EH222,
    EH330, or EH430, and serial numbers of the recalled machines within these
    model designations begin with 05, 06, 07, 08 or 09. Model and serial
    numbers are on the back of all machines and, depending on the model,
    behind the machine's front panel either in the lower right corner of the
    machine or on the left side of the sheet metal wall that separates the
    larger (equipment) compartment from the smaller (ice-making) compartment.

    Scotsman commercial flake and nugget ice machines, commercial
    undercounter cube ice machines, and residential ice machines are not
    involved in this recall.

    Sold by: Commercial equipment distributors, and commercial foodservice
    equipment dealers for suggested retail prices between about $4,000 and
    $15,000 depending on the model.

    When was distributed: September 2006 through December 2009.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Product owners should contact the company to schedule a free
    repair.

    Customer Contact: Owners may contact Scotsman at (800) 541-0520 between 6
    a.m. and 8 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit the company's
    Web site at www.scotsman-ice.com.

    Remarks: The affected units are certified to Canadian Standards by
    Underwriters Laboratories Inc. For more information about Underwriters
    Laboratories Inc. product certification process please visit: www.ul.com.
    

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SOURCE SCOTSMAN GROUP LLC

For further information: For further information: Customer Contact: Owners may contact Scotsman at (800) 541-0520 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.scotsman-ice.com.

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