Malfunctioning Water Heater Leads to Forest River Recall

Malfunctioning Water Heater Leads to Forest River Recall
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December 15, 2015

Forest River, Inc. is issuing a recall for motorhomes with defective water heaters.

The recreational vehicle manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Berkshire, Charleston, Legacy, Dynamax, XLR, Continental Cargo, Work & Play, Shockwave, and Coachmen Brookstone recreational vehicles and toy haulers. The affected vehicles are equipped with Atwood on demand water heaters, models OD45, OD50, and OD50CW. The affected water heaters have valve that may cause the water in the supply tap to overheat.

The overheating of the water may result in the release of steam, possibly causing the operator is to scald themselves and increasing the risk of injury.

Forest River is recalling almost 500 recreational vehicles in connection with this defect.

Forest River will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin January 12, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Forest River customer service at (800) 348-7440 and Atwood customer service at (574) 264-2131.