Overpowered Atwood Water Heaters Prompt RV Recall from Starcraft

Overpowered Atwood Water Heaters Prompt RV Recall from Starcraft
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March 10, 2016

Starcraft RV has announced a recall for travel trailers with potentially dangerous equipment.

The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Solstice and Travel Star fifth wheel trailers quipped with Atwood on-demand water heaters. The affected water heaters have a water and gas valve that may cause the water to overheat in the supply tap.

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

The company believes that five trailers are potentially affected.

Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a water flow adjustment stop key that prevents the condition from occurring. Repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Starcraft customer service at (800) 945-4787.