Fridge doors falling off

On March 9, 2011 the Liebherr Built-In 30-Inch Wide Bottom Freezer Refrigerators were recalled.

This recall involves Liebherr built-in 76.2 centimetres (30-inch) wide bottom freezer refrigerators with model numbers and index numbers listed below. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various custom finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry.

"Liebherr" is written on the top interior control panel. The model number can be found on a label located behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side of the single door refrigerator.

Model Number Index Number

  • Model Number C 1600 with Index Numbers 16/137, 16A/137
  • Model Number C 1601 with Index Numbers 15/237, 15B/237, 15F/237, 15G/237, 16/237, 16A/237
  • Model Number CI 1600 with Index Numbers 15G/137, 16/137, 16A/137
  • Model Number CI 1601 with Index Numbers 15/237, 15A/237, 15B/237, 15F/237, 15G/237, 16/237, 16A/237
  • Model Number C 1650 with Index Numbers 15/137, 15A/137, 15B/137, 15C/137, 15D/137, 15H/137, 15I/137, 16/137, 16A/137, 16B/137
  • Model Number C 1651 with Index Numbers 15A/237, 15B/237, 15C/237, 15D/237, 15H/237, 15I/237, 16/237, 16A/237, 16B/237
  • Model Number CI 1650 with Index Numbers 15/137, 15A/137, 15B/137, 15C/137, 15D/137, 15H/137, 15I/137, 16/137, 16A/137, 16B/137
  • Model Number CI 1651 with Index Numbers 15A/237, 15B/237, 15C/237, 15D/237, 15H/237, 15I/237, 16/237, 16A/237, 16B/237
  • Model Number CI 1700 with Index Numbers 14A/137


What is the danger?

The refrigerator's door can detach, posing and injury hazard to consumers.

In Canada and the United States, Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz has received 10 reports of doors detaching. No injuries have been reported.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries related to the use of these affected products.

Consumers with the recalled refrigerators should immediately contact to schedule a free in-home repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Liebherr at 1-888-543-2437 from 8AM to 5PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 1,320 of the effected units were sold at Appliance and specialty retailers across Canada. The affected units were sold from February 2004 to January 2011.

The fridges were manufactured in Austria. The manufacturer is Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria. The importer is Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, Canada.

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See Also:

  • Bullet Item