Illinois Residents Should Check Their Fridge, 155,000 Recalled
Normally, a recall notice involving a refrigerator wouldn't be all that interesting to anyone who doesn't have the brand of fridge being recalled. However, in this case, the reason for the recall might cause something like you see in the photo above to happen to you.
Unless you're harboring an inner stunt-person, you might want to see if this problem is happening with your refrigerator before you find out the hard way.
The Problem Here Seems To Be That People Are Getting Hurt When The Handles Come Off
I guess if you're super-serious about dieting, fridge and freezer door handles that come off when you pull on them would be a pretty decent diet aid. How can you put on any pounds if you can't get the doors open? We had something similar happen at our house a few years ago, but it wasn't the result of a product's defect.
My wife Amy was holding a cabinet door open while she searched the spices for something in particular when an overwhelming need to sneeze took over. She let out a hugely powerful one, while still holding the cabinet door--tearing it completely off its hinges.
Me: What's that in your hand?
Me: Doesn't look like nothing.
Amy: It's a cabinet door.
Me: Probably an interesting story.
Amy: Keep moving.
GE Appliances Is Recalling 6 Models Of Free-Standing French Door Refrigerators Sold Nationwide, Including Here In Illinois
Louisville-based G.E. has received 71 reports of freezer drawer handles detaching, resulting in 37 injuries, including three serious falls, the company said Thursday in a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Over 155,000 of these fridges were sold between February of 2020 through January of this year at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and Best Buy, with a price-point of between between $1,900 and $2,500.
Here's what you're looking for, and the model numbers:
According to the recall notice, affected models will have serial numbers that 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.