Liebherr Recalls Built-In Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Door Can Detach

Mar 03, 2011, 14:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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Name of product: Liebherr Built-In 30-Inch Wide Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Units: About 5,702

Importer: Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, of Canada

Manufacturer: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria

Hazard: The refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Liebherr has received ten reports of doors detaching. No injuries reported.

Description: This recall involves Liebherr built-in 30-inch wide bottom freezer refrigerators with model and index numbers listed below.  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. The model number can be found on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator.

Model Number

Index Number

C 1600

16

/

137


16A

/

137

C 1601

15

/

237


15A

/

237


15B

/

237


15F

/

237


15G

/

237


16

/

237


16A

/

237

CI 1600

15G

/

137


16

/

137


16A

/

137

CI 1601

15

/

237


15A

/

237


15B

/

237


15F

/

237


15G

/

237


16

/

237


16A

/

237

C 1650

15

/

137


15A

/

137


15B

/

137


15C

/

137


15D

/

137


15H

/

137


15I

/

137


16

/

137


16A

/

137


16B

/

137

C 1651

15A

/

237


15B

/

237


15C

/

237


15D

/

237


15H

/

237


15I

/

237


16

/

237


16A

/

237


16B

/

237

CI 1650

15

/

137


15A

/

137


15B

/

137


15C

/

137


15D

/

137


15H

/

137


15I

/

137


16

/

137


16A

/

137


16B

/

137

CI 1651

15A

/

237


15B

/

237


15C

/

237


15D

/

237


15H

/

237


15I

/

237


16

/

237


16A

/

237


16B

/

237

CI 1700

14A

/

137



Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through January 2011 for between $4,400 and $5,000.

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: For additional information, contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit Liebherr's website at  www.liebherr.us.

Photos at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11153.html.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 337-2653

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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