Viking Refrigerator Recall Expanded Due to Falling Doors
About 75,000 Viking refrigerators have been recalled due to problems where the doors may fall off and injure consumers.
The Viking refrigerator recall was expanded to include an additional 31,000 units on July 25, after it was originally issued in June 2009 for 45,000 refrigerators.
The refrigerator recall expansion comes after Viking received at least 39 reports of refrigerator doors falling. Those reports included 12 injuries, such as fractures, bruises and strains, and 25 reports of minor property damage. Those reports come on top of the earlier reports involving at least 57 incidents before the original 2009 recall.
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The recall affects Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers. The 36-inch wide refrigerators came in a Designer Series, with model numbers DDBB363, DDBB536, DTBB363, DFBB363, DFBB536, and FDBB5361, with serial numbers/date codes starting with 110105-081012. They were also sold in a Professional Series with model numbers VCBB363, VCBB536, VCBB5361, VIBB363, and VIBB536, with serial numbers/date codes starting with 110105-080512. The model numbers and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators.
The refrigerators were manufactured by Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Mississippi and sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide for between $5,100 and $7,700 between November 2005 and October 2012.
The CPSC recommends that consumers who have the affected refrigerators contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. If the door does not appear to be sealed properly, appears to be sagging or fails to open or close normally they should stop using the refrigerator, however if the door appears to be working normally they can continue to use it until it is repaired.
Consumers with questions can call Viking at (877) 546-0136 or visit the company’s webpage at www.vikingrange.com.
JohnOctober 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm
We purchased an affected fridge in 2009. Although our purchase was registered, we received no notice of this problem. Today, in 2016, the door fell off while our daughter was making cookies, and just missed her feet. The fall caused irreparable damage to our custom cabinet woodwork, as well as damaging the floor and most of the interior door shelves. As it is a weekend, their number is not staffed[Show More]We purchased an affected fridge in 2009. Although our purchase was registered, we received no notice of this problem. Today, in 2016, the door fell off while our daughter was making cookies, and just missed her feet. The fall caused irreparable damage to our custom cabinet woodwork, as well as damaging the floor and most of the interior door shelves. As it is a weekend, their number is not staffed. Hopefully, they will make good on the door as well as all the damage caused by its fall.
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