|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 337-2653
Note: This recall has been expanded
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Liebherr Built-In 30-Inch Wide Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
Units: About 5,702 units
Importer: Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, of Canada
Manufacturer: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria
Hazard: The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Liebherr has received ten reports of doors detaching. No injuries reported.
Description: This recall involves Liebherr built-in 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 stainless steel and various custom finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. "Liebherr" is written on 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|
Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through January 2011 for between $4,400 and $5,000.
Manufactured in: Austria
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 or bottom. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.
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
|Individual Unit||Individual Unit in Side-By-Side Installation|
Inspection of door hinge pin
(for C 1601, C 1600, C 1650, C 1651, CI 1601, CI 1600, CI 1650, CI 1651 and CI 1700)
Check top and bottom hinges
Door Hinge Pin Popped Up
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.