Viking Range Expands Recall of Built-In Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product:

Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers

Hazard:

The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

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.

Description

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).

Model numbers starting with:                      Serial number/Date codes starting with:

Designer Series

DDBB363, DDBB536, DTBB363,                           110105 – 081012

DFBB363, DFBB536, FDBB5361

Professional Series

VCBB363, VCBB536, VCBB5361,                          110105 – 080512

VIBB363, VIBB536

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

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.

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