What to do if you lose your refrigerator
A new study suggests you should take extra precautions when storing your refrigerator.
The new research, published in the journal Food Safety and Standards, found that the majority of people who had refrigerated trailers or storage units had no problem with leaking or leaking fuel, but only half of the people who bought the equipment had problems.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo examined information from nearly 11,000 households.
They found that almost 60 percent of trailers and storage units sold to the general public contained leaks, compared to 20 percent of households who bought trailers and equipment from manufacturers.
“The refrigerated trailer industry has been one of the most highly publicized industry scandals in recent memory, and it has certainly given consumers a sense of confidence in the safety of their home and equipment,” said lead author Dr. David H. Ransom, a professor of food safety and nutrition at the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
“This study confirms what we already knew — refrigerators are highly susceptible to leaks, especially if they are equipped with leak-proof panels and a fuel pressure regulator that can prevent the release of fuel from the fuel tank.”
In addition, the researchers found that many of the trailers and other equipment that were bought with the intent of being used as trailers were also equipped with a fuel pump, which could lead to the ignition of the fuel in the truck.
The study also found that most of the refrigerated equipment was sold with a “non-functioning” fuel pump.
That is, it was not in working condition.
The authors concluded that, “there are no good reasons for refrigerated trucks and storage systems to be purchased with non-functionable fuel pumps.”
This isn’t the first time the refrigeration industry has come under scrutiny.
In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new rule to tighten rules on refrigerated storage tanks and trailers.
While the rule did not specifically address the use of refrigerators and trailers, the rule is expected to include more stringent requirements to prevent fuel leakage.