Viking Range Expands Recall of Built-In Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers

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About 31,000 units of Viking refrigerators (previously recalled in 2009) are being recalled again at the present time. The doors on the refrigerator have been known to detach and pose injury to consumers. All owners are advised to contact the manufacturer and schedule a free a repair.

Viking Range Expands Recall of Built-In Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers Due to Injury Hazard; Doors Can Detach
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recall Date: July 25, 2013 – Recall Number: 13-248 – Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary
Name of product:  Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers

Hazard:  The refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should stop using the recalled refrigerators if the door does not appear to be sealed properly, the door is sagging or it fails to open or close normally. If the door is working properly, consumers can continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.

Consumer Contact: Viking toll-free at (877) 546-0136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Safety Recall Information.

Recall Details
Units: About 31,000 (Viking refrigerators were previously recalled in 2009)

Description: This recall involves Viking built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with models and serial numbers/date codes listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The first six numbers in the serial number range are the manufacture date of the unit in (mm)(dd)(yy).

Model numbers starting with:                                            Serial number/Date codes starting with:

Designer Series
DDBB363, DDBB536, DTBB363, DFBB363, DFBB536, FDBB5361           110105 – 081012

Professional Series
VCBB363, VCBB536, VCBB5361,     VIBB363, VIBB536                        110105 – 080512

Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. The 39 new reports are in addition to 57 reports in the previous recall of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains.

Sold at: Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2005 through October 2012 for between $5,100 and $7,700.

Manufacturer: Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.
Manufactured in: United States

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