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Viking recalls refrigerators

GREENWOOD — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Viking Range Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers.

The refrigerators’ doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Viking has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers and strains. Also, several incidents of minor damage to floors and counters have been reported.

The recall involves approximately 45,000 units. Appliance and specialty retailers sold the units nationwide from July 1999-April 2006.

This recall involves Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers. The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall.

Numerous model numbers and date codes are included. For these numbers, visit www.cpsc.gov.

The CPSC said consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door is not sealing properly, is sagging or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.

For more information, contact Viking toll-free at 1-888-345-2650, or visit www.vikingrange.com.

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