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"Recall Alerts"

11-20-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Viking Recalls Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers due to Fire Hazard


(1) VIKING RECALLS BUILT-IN SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR FREEZERS WITH IN-DOOR DISPENSERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers

Hazard: Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Viking toll-free at (877) 266-1086 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at
www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information on the bottom right side of the page.

Photos available: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/

Units: About 750

Description: This recall involves Viking 42-inch and 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 have the model numbers listed below. 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 inside the refrigerators on a label on the ceiling behind the light housing.

See Models:http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/

Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.

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

Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,400.

Manufacturer: Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufactured in: United States

To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/


42-and 48- inch Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers


42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers


Location of model and serial number/date codes

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

Please direct comments, suggestions, stories, and other items to the author by e-mail at palynch@cozen.com

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