A voluntary recall was issued for 45,000 Viking Brand built-in refrigerators due to the doors detaching from the refrigerator. The company has received about 57 reports from consumers about the doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains.
Involved in the recall are built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with model and serial numbers with date codes listed below.
The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators.
The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002.
The appliance and specialty retailers were sold nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006 for between $4,725 and $6,400.
The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall.
Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door isn’t sealing properly, is sagging, or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking’s Web site at www.vikingrange.com
Read this press release online at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Website.