Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers have been recalled by Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss. The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. This recall involves Viking built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with models and serial numbers/date codes listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The first six numbers in the serial number range are the manufacture date of the unit in (mm)(dd)(yy). Viking has received 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. The 39 new reports are in addition to 57 reports in the previous recall of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains.
The freezers were sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2005 through October 2012 for between $5,100 and $7,700. Consumers should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should stop using the recalled refrigerators if the door does not appear to be sealed properly, the door is sagging or it fails to open or close normally. If the door is working properly, consumers can continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired. Consumer Contact: Viking toll-free at (877) 546-0136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Viking-Range-Expands-Recall-of-Built-in-Refrigerators-with-Bottom-Freezers/.
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