The handles on these free-standing refrigerators’ doors had been detaching, posing a fall risk to anyone trying to pull open the freezer doors.
The Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer received 71 reports of the handles falling off the refrigerators. These caused 37 injuries, three of them serious falls, according to a notice published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
About 155,000 of the stainless steel refrigerators with bottom freezers are on the recall list with models selling between $1,900 and $2,500 from Feb. 2020 to Jan. 2022.
The following is a list of affected models:
The serial numbers for the recalled models also begin with the following two letters: DR, FR, GR, HR, LR, MR, RR, SR, TR, VR, ZR, AS, DS, FS, GS, HS, LS or MS.
GE customers with a recalled refrigerator can call the company at 888-345-4671 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or through their website here to replace the freezer’s faulty handle mounting fasteners.
The company announced in a separate notice that people can continue using the refrigerators without the fix by pulling open the edge of the freezer door instead of using the faulty handle.
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