Author Topic: Viking Range Corporation Recalls Built-In Refrigerators  (Read 1450 times)

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9326
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Viking Range Corporation Recalls Built-In Refrigerators
« on: June 16, 2009, 12:31:37 PM »


Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach

Untitled WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers

Units: About 45,000

Manufacturer: Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Miss.

Hazard: The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains. Also, several incidents of minor damage to floors and counters have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with model and serial numbers with date codes listed below. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various colors and wood finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. "Viking" is written on the front of the refrigerator. The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall.

Model Numbers Starting With Date Codes
VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482
DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362
DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363
All units
VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483 Date codes before 030104
VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D Date codes before 030105
VCBB363 Date codes before 102005
DDBB363 Date codes before 112305
DFBB363 Date codes before 041006

The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002.

Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006 for between $4,725 and $6,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door isn’t sealing properly, is sagging, or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking's Web site at www.vikingrange.com






http://www.cpsc.gov
Hope you find our site helpful.
Follow us on Google+

donate
$1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50
 

Liebherr Recalls Built-In Refrigerators

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 883
Last post January 27, 2010, 10:02:03 AM
by AJ
Maytag Recalls 1.6 Million Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

Started by AJ

Replies: 14
Views: 6425
Last post July 12, 2010, 04:14:34 PM
by JWWebster
Viking Refrigerators service manuals

Started by krazytech

Replies: 4
Views: 3987
Last post May 22, 2011, 09:35:32 PM
by krazytech
31-9125 GE Profile 42" and 48" Built-In Side by Side Refrigerators Service Manual

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 742
Last post September 08, 2011, 05:14:41 PM
by AJ
Do you have one of these GE refrigerators?

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 3318
Last post July 01, 2007, 08:39:00 AM
by AJ
Maytag Electric Range

Started by Bill

Replies: 3
Views: 3316
Last post July 08, 2008, 12:27:51 PM
by AJ