Frigidaire Refrigerator Recall Issued Over Choking Hazard From Broken Ice Buckets
More than 380,000 Frigidaire refrigerators are being recalled, following reports of small plastic pieces ending up in the ice buckets, which could result serious injuries if swallowed by consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Frigidaire refrigerator recall on February 8, indicating that officials have received at least 343 reports of debris in the ice buckets, including in at least two reports of laceration and ingestion injuries.
According to the recall notice, the debris comes from plastic pieces on an ice bucket assembly component, which can break off and fall into the bucket. These plastic pieces may be unseen in the ice and water, resulting in a serious risk of choking and laceration injuries.
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Frigidaire Refrigerator Recall
The refrigerator recall impacts approximately 383,240 Frigidaire-branded side-by-side refrigerators with slim ice buckets, sold in a variety of colors with model numbers containing DGHK2355TF, DGHX2655TF, FFSC2323TS, FGSC2335TD, FGSC2335TF, FGSS2635TD, FGSS2635TE, FGSS2635TF, FGSS2635TP, FPSC2277RF, FPSC2278UF, FPSS2677RF, LFSC2324VF, LGHK2336TD, LGHK2336TF, LGHX2636TD, and LGHX2636TF.
The recalled refrigerators were manufactured between 2015 and 2019, and distributed in retail stores from November 2015 through September 2019 at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Frigidaire.com. Prices ranged between $1,400 and $2,400.
Customers can identify whether their refrigerator is included in the recall by checking the model number or serial number located on a serial plate inside the refrigerator compartment. According to the recall, consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Electrolux Group to request a replacement ice bucket assembly component, free of charge.
Consumers can contact Electrolux Group toll-free at 888-377-7563 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at IceBucketRecall@electrolux.com or online at www.icebucketrecall.com or at www.frigidaire.com and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information.
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