Recall: Liebherr Built-In 24-Inch Wide Single Door Refrigerators
On 2010-01-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Liebherr Built-In 24-Inch Wide Single Door Refrigerators due to a potential impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $2500 to $3200.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Liebherr refrigerator recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Refrigerators & Freezers category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 337-2653
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What is the problem?
The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Liebherr built-in 24-inch wide single door refrigerators with model numbers R1400, RI1400, RB1400, and RBI1400 sold individually or as a component of side-by-side refrigerators. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various custom finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. "Liebherr" is written on the top interior control panel. The model number can be found on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator. The side-by-side refrigerators were marketed as model numbers SBS240, SBS24 I0, SBS245, SBS24I5. This model number is not found on the product.
Additional models of 30 inch Liebherr refrigerators were recalled in March 2011 and in November 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from January 2005 through November 2009 for between $2,500 and $3,200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Liebherr immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose (see below). If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.
For additional information, contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit Liebherr's Web site at www.liebherr-appliances.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Liebherr has received 13 reports of doors detaching, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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