CPSC: Liebherr Recalls Refrigerators for Injury Risks; 2 Injuries Reported

11/17/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C. — Liebherr-Canada Ltd and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a nationwide recall of Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for injury hazards the defective refrigerators pose to consumers. The CPSC announced the product recall on November 16, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the refrigerator’s doors can detach, which poses an injury hazard to consumers.

Liebherr has received two reports of the doors detaching, which resulted in injuries that consisted of bruising and strain.

“This recall involves Liebherr freestanding 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 a stainless steel finish. ‘Liebherr’ is on the upper center of the refrigerator door and 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,” the CPSC reported.

The models and index numbers involved in this recall include:

• Model #: CS 1601

• Index #: 10/237, 0A / 237, 10B / 237, 10C / 237, 10D / 237, 10E / 237, 10I / 237, 10J / 237

• Model #: CS 1640

• Index #: 10 / 137, 10A / 137, 10E / 137, 10F / 137

• Model #: CS 1650

• Index #: 10 / 137, 10A / 137, 10B / 137, 10C / 137, 10D / 137, 10E / 137, 10F / 137, 10G / 137, 10K / 137, 10L / 137

Consumers are advised to contact Liebherr to schedule a free in-home repair.

For more information regarding the product recall, consumers can contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit www.liebherr.us.

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