GE Appliances Free-Standing French Door Refrigerators Recall Overview:
- Who: GE Appliances initiated a recall for around 155,000 of its Free-Standing French Door Refrigerators in Fingerprint Resistance Stainless Steel.
- Why: The recall was initiated over concerns the refrigerators could tip and fall over after it was discovered that the handle on the freezer drawer door can detach when pulled.
- Where: The recall is nationwide in both the United States and Canada.
GE Appliances is recalling about 155,000 of its Free-Standing French Door Refrigerators in Fingerprint Resistance Stainless Steel over concerns they can tip over and fall.
The recall was initiated after GE Appliances discovered that the handle on the freezer drawer door can detach when pulled, posing a fall hazard, according to a recall notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Apr 14.
GE Appliances says it will remedy the issue through repair. It has received 71 reports of freezer drawer door handles detaching, leading to 37 injuries that includes three “serious” fall injuries, according to the recall.
The recall is being done in conjunction with Canada, where around 2,300 units were sold, and involves six 36-inch-wide models of the GE-brand French Door Refrigerators.
GE Appliances says the affected refrigerators were manufactured between February 2020 and August 2021 and have the model numbers GFE26JYMKFFS, GFE26JYMNFFS, GNE27EYMKFFS, GNE27EYMNFFS, GNE27JYMKFFS and GNE27JYMNFFS.
Consumers are being advised to contact GE Appliances to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and, if so, to schedule a free in-home service appointment to have the issue fixed.
GE Appliances Recall Says Company To Reinstall Freezer Drawer Handles In Repair
GE Appliances says a repair will involve replacing the freezer’s handle mounting fasteners and reinstalling the freezer drawer’s handle.
Instructions will also be provided to consumers on how to safely use the freezer’s while they wait for a repair, according to the recall notice, which states that all known purchasers are being contacted directly.
The recalled refrigerators were sold for between $1,900 and $2,500 nationwide from February 2020 through January 2022 at various home improvement and appliance stores, including Best Buy, The Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as online at Lowes.com and BestBuy.com.
Consumers with additional questions about the recall can contact GE Appliances directly by phone at 888-345-4671 or through its site.
Also this month, Consumer Reports revealed that more than 600 complaints about Samsung-branded refrigerators were made to the CPSC from January 2019 to December 2021.
Do you own a GE-brand Free-Standing French Door Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistance Stainless Steel? Let us know in the comments!
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