RECALL: GE Appliances recalls bottom freezer, French door refrigerators due to fall hazard
GE Appliances is recalling free-standing French door refrigerators in fingerprint resistant stainless steel sold nationwide at Home Depot and other home improvement stores due to fall hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, he freezer handle can detach when a consumer tries to open the freezer drawer, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
The firm has received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle detaching, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious fall injuries.
The affected model numbers are GFE26JYMKFFS, GFE26JYMNFFS
GNE27EYMKFFS, GNE27EYMNFFS, GNE27JYMKFFS, and GNE27JYMNFFS.
The serial numbers for the affected models 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, MS.
Consumers should contact GE Appliances to determine if their unit is part of the recall and to schedule a free in-home service call to have the freezer’s handle mounting fasteners replaced and the handle re-installed and for instructions for safe use pending a repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.