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

  • Viking refrigerator with bottom freezer
  • Location of model and serial number/date codes
Name of Product:
Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers
Hazard:
The refrigerator's doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
July 25, 2013
Units:
About 31,000 (Viking refrigerators were previously recalled in 2009)
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.

Recall Details

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 

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.

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.

Sold At

Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2005 through October 2012 for between $5,100 and $7,700.

Importer:

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufacturer

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
13-248
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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.
For lifesaving information:
SaferProducts.gov