About 750 Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers have been recalled by Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss. Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Viking 42-inch and 48-inch built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers. The recalled refrigerator freezers come in a variety of colors, stainless steel or a custom finish. They were manufactured between October 2012 and May 2013 and have the model numbers listed below. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in MM/DD/YY format. Both sizes of refrigerator freezers have a serial number/date code range from 101712 through 052913. The model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerators on a label on the ceiling behind the light housing. See affected Models online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/ Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.
The freezers were sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,400. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair. Contact Viking toll-free at 877-266-1086 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information on the bottom right side of the page. Photos available: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/
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