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Viking Range recalls Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers

Starting date:
October 11, 2013
Posting date:
October 11, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-36167

Affected products

Viking 107-centimetre (42-inch) and 123-centimetre (48-inch) built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers

Product description

This recall involves Viking 107-centimetre (42-inch) and 123-centimetre (48-inch) built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers. The recalled refrigerator freezers come in a variety of colors, stainless steel or a custom finish.

They were manufactured between October 2012 and May 2013 and include the following model numbers: CVCSB5421D, CVCSB5481D, FDSB5421D, FDSB5481D, VCSB5421D and VCSB5481D. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in MM/DD/YY format. Both sizes of refrigerator freezers have a serial number/date code range from 101712 through 052913. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators.

Hazard identified

An electrical component in the refrigerators can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Viking Range and Health Canada have not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Twenty units of the recalled refrigerators were sold at appliance and specialty stores in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled refrigerators were sold from October 2012 through May 2013 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in The United States of America.

Companies

Manufacturer
Viking Range LLC
Greenwood
Mississippi
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Viking toll-free at 1-877-266-1086 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.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.