(UnitedVoice.com) – On April 14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a major recall for a popular refrigerator. Dozens of consumers suffered injuries after they fell because of a defect in the product design.
#Recall: About 155,000 @GE_Appliances GE Appliances, a Haier Company, Bottom Freezer, French Door Refrigerators. The freezer handle can detach; fall hazard. Get free repair. CONTACT: 888-345-4671 or https://t.co/b9IAAmj0Hg. Full notice: https://t.co/8wkBnO4END pic.twitter.com/mTcHZzfGfh
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) April 14, 2022
According to a CPSC announcement, GE is recalling six models of GE French Door Refrigerators. The fridges have bottom freezers and were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021. In the US, the appliances were sold at Best Buy, Lowes, and Home Depot. The models in question are:
Additionally, consumers can look at the serial numbers on the fridge, those beginning with the following letter combinations are impacted: ZR, DR, FR, HR, GR, LR, RR, SR, MR, TR, VR, AS, DS, LS, FS, GS, HS, and MS.
The freezer handle can detach when people open the drawer, causing it to fall over. So far, this defect has impacted 71 consumers. The CPSC reported 37 people were hurt, 3 of whom suffered serious injuries.
Consumers who have one of the recalled models should contact GE Appliances to schedule a free service call to replace the defective handle. The company is also reaching out to known purchasers of the appliance.
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