GE Appliances, a Haier Company, Recalls Bottom Freezers and French Door Refrigerators Due to Tipping Hazard

  • Recalled GE Refrigerator
  • Recalled GE Refrigerator

Product Name:

GE Brand Freestanding French Door Refrigerators in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

Hazard:

The freezer handle can come off when a consumer tries to open the freezer drawer, posing a tripping hazard to the consumer.

Reminder date:

April 14, 2022

Units:

Approximately 155,000 (Additionally approximately 2,300 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

The description:

This recall involves six models of GE-branded French Door Refrigerators with Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Bottom Freezers, which were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021. The brand name, model, and serial number of each appliance are printed on a label located on the top left side of the refrigerator compartment interior. The refrigerators are 36 inches wide.

The affected model numbers are GFE26JYMKFFS, GFE26JYMNFFS
GNE27EYMKFFS, GNE27EYMNFFS, GNE27JYMKFFS and GNE27JYMNFFS.

Affected model serial numbers begin with one of the following two-letter combinations: DR, FR, GR, HR, LR, MR, RR, SR, TR, VR, ZR, AS, DS, FS, GS, HS , LS , MRS.

Remedy:

Consumers should contact GE Appliances to determine if their appliance is part of the recall and to schedule a free in-home service call to have the freezer handle mounting fasteners replaced and the handle reinstalled and for operating instructions. safe while awaiting repair. The company contacts all known buyers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company has received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle coming off, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious injuries from a fall.

Sold to :

The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other home improvement and appliance stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com and BestBuy.com from February 2020 through January 2022 for between $1,900 and $2 $500, depending on model.

Importer(s):

GE Appliances, a Haier company, of Louisville, Kentucky

accelerated marking

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, as part of the CPSC’s expedited recall process. Expedited recalls are initiated by companies, who agree to work with the CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About US CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is responsible for protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits anyone from selling products that are the subject of a Commission-ordered recall or a voluntary recall initiated in consultation with the CPSC.

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