Liebherr Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Door Can Detach

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Liebherr has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of Product:  Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Units: Approximately 1,149 additional units in Canada (approximately 1,320 units were recalled in March 2011)

Manufacturer: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH

Importer: Liebherr-Canada Ltd

Hazard: The refrigerator door can separate and fall off, potentially injuring the user.

Incidents/Injuries: No additional reports in Canada. In the United States, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz has received 16 additional reports of doors detaching including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.

Description/Models: This recall involves Liebherr freestanding 30-inch wide bottom freezer refrigerators with model numbers and index numbers listed below. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in stainless steel. "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 refrigerator.

Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide for between $3,500 and $3,800.

When was distributed: The models were manufactured and sold between February 2004 and July 2009.

Manufactured in: Austria

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

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers may contact Liebherr toll-free at 1-888-543-2437 from 8AM to 5PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.liebherr.ca.

Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by Intertek.

SOURCE Electrical Safety Authority

For further information:

about Intertek's product certification process please visit: www.intertek.com.


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