WarningViking Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Recalled

Viking Range LLC recently issued a recall of about 31,000 of certain models of its Viking built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.”

Product Information:

  • Product Name: Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers
  • Manufacturer: Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.
  • Units: About 31,000
  • Places Sold: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide
  • Dates Sold: From November 2005 through October 2012
  • Price of Product: Between $5,100 and $7,700

Click to view pictures of the recalled Viking refrigerators.

Click to view the model and serial numbers of the recalled Viking built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers.

Injuries and Incidents To Date:

  • There have been 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors
  • There have been 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts
  • There have been 25 reports of minor property damage

Refund:

If you have purchased the recalled Viking refrigerators, you should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerators if the door does not appear to be sealed properly, the door is sagging or it fails to open or close normally.  Furthermore, you should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers can contact Viking toll-free at (877) 546-0136.  Consumers may also contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Hotline by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Affected by a Recalled Product:

If you have become injured as a result of the recalled Viking refrigerators, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at LawInfo.com, we have experienced attorneys specializing in products liability cases.  Most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to speak to an attorney to discuss your potential legal claims.

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