Viking Built-in Refrigerator Recall

On July 25, 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of the Viking built-in 36-inch wide refrigerator with bottom freezer. The recall report stated that the refrigerator’s doors can detach during use, causing a potential hazard to consumers. Viking has received a total of 39 incident reports about the malfunctioning door, twelve of which involved personal injuries such as fractures, bruises, strains, and cuts. Twenty-five consumers reported minor property damage. The 39 incidents are in addition to the 57 reports previously received by Viking in 2009.

Do I own the Recalled Viking Refrigerator?

If you purchased the Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezer between November 2005 and October 2012, you may need to contact Viking for repair services. The suspect refrigerators were sold nationwide in most appliance and specialty stores for $5,100 to $7,700. To verify if you have the affected model, check the model number and serial number of your unit (located inside of the refrigerator on the ceiling).

 
The Model Numbers and Serial Number/Date Codes of the faulty appliances are as follows:viking Refrigerator recall

Designer Series:
DDBB363 110105 – 081012
DDBB536 110105 – 081012
DTBB363 110105 – 081012
DFB536 110105 – 081012
FDBB5361 110105 – 081012
 
                      Professional Series:
VCBB363
110105 – 081012
VCBB536
110105 – 081012
VCBB5361
110105 – 081012
VIBB363
110105 – 081012
VIBB536
110105 – 081012

Report your unit HERE.

If you own the Viking product listed above, contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. If your refrigerator does not seal properly, or if you notice sagging or difficulty with the functioning of your door, discontinue use until an appliance professional repairs the door. Otherwise, it is safe to continue use until the door is repaired.

For more information about the safety recall, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announcement Here.

 

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