What's the Problem?
This recall affects 6 models of GE-brand French Door Refrigerators with bottom freezers in fingerprint resistant stainless steel, which were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission .
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.
"The freezer handle can detach when a consumer tries to open the freezer drawer, posing a fall hazard to the consumer," CPSC said. "The firm has received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle detaching, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious fall injuries."
The recalled GE refrigerators were sold online and at The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other home improvement and home appliance stores nationwide from February 2020 through January 2022 for between $1,900 and $2,500.
If you purchased a refrigerator that is affected by this recall, you should contact GE Appliances to determine if your 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.
This recall began on April 14, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number of this item is 22-117.
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