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Liebherr Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Door Can Detach

  • Individual Unit in Side-By-Side Installation
  • Individual Unit
  • Inspection of door hinge pin\n\n Not Yet Failed
  • Danger: Door Hinge Pin Popped Up
Name of Product:
Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
Hazard:

The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
November 16, 2011
Units:
About 8,000 units (About 5,700 built-in 30-inch wide, bottom freezer refrigerators were recalled in March 2011)
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit Liebherr's website at www.liebherr.us

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Liebherr freestanding 30-inch wide, bottom freezer refrigerators with model and index numbers listed below. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in a stainless steel finish. "Liebherr" is on the upper center of the refrigerator door and the top interior control panel. The model number can be found on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator.

Model Number Index Number
CS 1601
10 / 237
10A / 237
10B / 237
10C / 237
10D / 237
10E / 237
10I / 237
10J / 237
CS 1640
10 / 137
10A / 137
10E / 137
10F / 137
CS 1650
10 / 137
10A / 137
10B / 137
10C / 137
10D / 137
10E / 137
10F / 137
10G / 137
10K / 137
10L / 137

 

Remedy:

Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Liebherr immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.

Incidents/Injuries:

Liebherr has received 16 additional reports of doors detaching on the freestanding refrigerators, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.

Sold At

Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through July 2009 for between $3,500 and $3,800.

Manufacturer(s):

Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria.

Manufactured In:
Austria
Importer(s):

Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, of Canada

Recall number:
12-043
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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