Expanded recall: Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers


Starting date:
July 25, 2013

Posting date:
July 25, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Appliances

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-34737


Expansion of July 1, 2009 recall.

Affected products

Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers

Product description

This recall involves Viking built-in 91-centimetre (36-inch) wide refrigerators with bottom freezers

. The models and serial numbers/date codes included in this expanded recall are listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators.

The first six numbers in the serial number range are the manufacture date of the unit in (mm)(dd)(yy) format.

Refrigerators affected by this recall Product series:
Model numbers starting with: Serial number/Date codes starting with:

Designer Series
DDBB363 110105 - 081012
DDBB536
DTBB363
DFBB363
DFBB536
FDBB5361

Professional Series
VCBB363 110105 - 080512
VCBB536
VCBB5361
VIBB363
VIBB536
Hazard identified

The refrigeratorís doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Viking has received 39 reports, including 8 reports in Canada, of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. This includes 1 report of injury (bruising) in Canada. The 39 new reports are in addition to the 57 reports in the previous recall of doors detaching, including 4 reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers and strains.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these refrigerators in Canada.

Number sold


Approximately 2,650 units of the recalled refrigerators were sold at appliance and specialty stores in Canada.
Time period sold

The recalled refrigerators were sold from November 2005 through October 2012.
Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.
Companies

Manufacturer
Viking Range LLC
Greenwood
Mississippi
UNITED STATES

What you should do

Consumers should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair.

Consumers should stop using the recalled refrigerators if the door does not appear to be sealed properly, or the door is sagging, or it fails to open or close normally.

If the door is working properly, consumers can continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.

For more information, consumers may contact Viking toll-free at 1-877-546-0136 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website and click on Safety Recall Information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.