Liebherr Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Door Can Detach

RELEASE DATE November 16 2011
MANUFACTURER Liebherr
BRANDS Liebherr
UNITS About 8,000
HAZARD The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
DESCRIPTION  The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various custom finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. "Liebherr" is written on the top interior control panel.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES The refrigerators were first recalled in March 2011 following ten reports of doors detaching. No injuries were reported. Since then, the company has received sixteen additional reports of doors detaching on the freestanding refrigerators, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.
SOLD AT Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide
SOLD DATES February 2004 through January 2011
MANUFACTURED IN Austria
REMEDY Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Liebherr immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top or bottom. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (877) 337-2653
Contact Site: www.liebherr.us
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
LiebherrWide Bottom Freezer Refrigerator CS 1601 10/237,10A/237,10B/237,10C/237,10D/237,10E/237,10I/237,10J/237
LiebherrWide Bottom Freezer Refrigerator CS 1640 10/137,10A/137,10E/137,10F/137
LiebherrWide Bottom Freezer Refrigerator CS 1650 10/137,10A/137,10B/137,10C/137,10D/137,10E/137,10F/137,10G/137
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