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Viking Recalls Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard

  • 42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers
  • 42 and 48  inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers
  • Location of model and serial number/date codes
Name of Product:
Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers
Hazard:
Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
November 19, 2013
Units:
About 750
Consumer 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.

Recall Details

Description:

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. 

 

Size  Model Numbers begin with Color/Finish
42-inch 
FDSB5421D  
Custom

VCSB5421D
Various colors
48-inch
FDSB5481D
Custom

VCSB5481D
Various colors
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,400.

Importer:

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufacturer

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
14-023
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