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

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Liebherr has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of Product: Liebherr Built-In Refrigerator

Units: Approximately 751.

Manufacturer: Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH

Importer: Liebherr-Canada Ltd

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

Incidents/Injuries: In Canada and the United States, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen has received 13 reports of the door falling off, including two reports of injuries involving bruises and strains. An additional 11 reports were received involving the door loosening, without falling.

Description/Models: This recall involves Liebherr built-in 24-inch wide single door refrigerators with model numbers listed below. All units with the listed model numbers are included in the recall. The refrigerators come individually or as the refrigerator compartments of side-by-side combinations. 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 & index numbers, service numbers and serial numbers are located on the serial tag behind the bottom produce drawer on the left interior side of the refrigerators.

    
    Model Numbers:     R     1400
                       RB    1400
                       RI    1400
                       RBI   1400

    The refrigerators come individually or as the refrigerator compartment of
the following side-by-side combinations:

                       SBS   24 0
                       SBS   24 I 0
                       SBS   24 5
                       SBS   24 I 5
    

Sold by: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide for between $2,470 and $3,199.

When was distributed: The models were manufactured and sold between January 2005 and November 2009.

Manufactured in: Germany

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

Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by Intertek. For more information about Intertek's product certification process please visit: www.intertek.com.

SOURCE LIEBHERR

For further information: For further information: 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/ca-hg/en/recall.asp.

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