Expanded recall: Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
On 2011-11-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2004 for about $3500 to $3800. It was originally recalled on 2011-03-03.
About 8,000 units are involved in this Liebherr bottom freezer 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 2nd recall of products in the Refrigerators & Freezers category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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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 freestanding 30-inch wide, bottom freezer refrigerators with model and index numbers listed below. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in a stainless steel finish. "Liebherr" is on the upper center of the refrigerator door and 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.
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Additional models of 30 inch and 24 inch Liebherr refrigerators were recalled in January 2010 and in March 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through July 2009 for between $3,500 and $3,800.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
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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 as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top. 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 website at www.liebherr.us
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Liebherr has received 16 additional reports of doors detaching on the freestanding refrigerators, 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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