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Viking Recalls Built-In Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard

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Viking Range Corp. has voluntarily recalled 45,000 of Viking Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers because the doors can detach, posing an injury hazard.

The company has received 57 reports of the doors detaching, including four reports of injuries that involved bruises, strains and broken toes and fingers. There have also been several reports of minor floor and counter damage.

The following refrigerator model numbers and date codes are included in the recall:

Model Numbers Starting With

Date Codes

VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482
DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362
DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363

All units

VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483

Date codes before 030104

VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D

Date codes before 030105

VCBB363

Date codes before 102005

DDBB363

Date codes before 112305

DFBB363

Date codes before 041006

The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002.

Consumers should contact the company to arrange a free in-home repair. In the meantime, they should stop using the recalled refrigerators if the door isn’t sealing properly or sagging.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 345-2650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking’s Web site at www.vikingrange.com