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Viking Range Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers, Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers

Description: Viking Range Corporation Recalls Built-In Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2009 Release # 09-242 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 345-2650 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Viking Range Corporation Recalls Built-In Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach 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: Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Units: About 45,326 Manufacturer: Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Miss. Hazard: The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains. Also, several incidents of minor damage to floors and counters have been reported. Description: This recall involves Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with model and serial numbers with date codes listed below. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various colors and wood finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. "Viking" is written on the front of the refrigerator. The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall. Model Numbers Starting With Date Codes VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482 DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362 DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363 All units VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483 Date codes before 030104 VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D Date codes before 030105 VCBB363 Date codes before 111605 DDBB363 Date codes before 112305 DFBB363 Date codes before 041006 The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002. Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006 for between $4,725 and $6,400. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door isn’t sealing properly, is sagging, or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking's Web site at www.vikingrange.com [Source]

Viking Range Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers, Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date06/16/2009
Recall ID5335
Recall Number09242
Product TypeRefrigerators
HazardCollapse
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