You'd think if you paid $5,000 or more for a fancy, side-by-side refrigerator you wouldn't have to worry about the doors falling off. You'd be wrong.
Liebherr-Canada Ltd. is recalling its built-in, 24-inch wide single-door refrigerators -- often used in pairs to make a side-by-side -- because the doors can come loose and fall off, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Only about 2,700 of the German made refrigerators were sold in the U.S. from January 2005 through November 2009. The units cost $2,500 to $3,000 for each single-door model; $5,000-$6,000 for side-by-sides. They are stainless steel or custom finished and are integrated into kitchen cabinetry.
Liebherr told the CPSC that it had heard of 13 different incidents of the doors detaching. Two injuries were reported.
The following model numbers are being recalled: R1400, RI1400, RB1400, and RBI1400. The name Liebherr is on the top interior control panel and the model number is on a label behind the bottom drawer on the left side. Side-by-side refrigerators were sold with the model numbers SBS240, SBS24 I0, SBS245, SBS24I5, which doesn't appear on refrigerators.
If you have one of the refrigerators, call Liebherr weekdays between10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern at (877) 337-2653 or go to the company's website to schedule a free in-home repair.
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