By Andrew Starke

Lion Nathan Australia is recalling promotional fridges used in three XXXX promotions during 2009 and 2010 due to a manufacturing assembly error.

The fridges were offered as prizes in the following promotions: the V8 Supercar (WA and NSW) promotion that took place November – December 2009; the XXXX Gold Made for Summer (national) promotion that took place September 2009 – January 2010; and a State of Origin (QLD) promotion that took place May – July 2010.

The promotions were run through on- and off-premise venues: hotels, clubs and liquor stores.

A spokesperson for Lion Nathan said the assembly error affected the supply wire to the fan.

“The supply wire to the fan may be accessible and has been single insulated but not double insulated,” she said.

“There is a risk that if the insulation on the supply wire is cut, torn or (in the longer term) wears out, the wires will be exposed.

“If a person came into contact with the wires when exposed in this fashion there is a risk of electric shock.

“While the amount of accessible wiring is very small (approximately 1.5 cm) and the chances of a consumer coming into contact with it are low, we feel the only responsible action for us to take is to err on the side of caution and recall all fridges.”

Consumers who have one of these fridges are asked to turn it off, unplug it, and call Lion Nathan on 1800 462 022 between 8:30am – 5.00pm (seven days a week) to organise collection.

The fridge will be replaced with an alternative prize of equivalent retail value.

The Shout Team

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