Safety Hazard: North Dakota Homeowners Beware of Frigidaire Refrigerator Recall
A significant recall has been issued for more than 383,000 Frigidaire Branded Side by Side Refrigerators with Slim Ice Buckets due to a safety concern related to plastic in the ice bucket. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Thursday, citing potential choking and laceration hazards to consumers if plastic pieces break off and are dispensed into the ice bucket. The recall notice also says 5,785 units were also sold in Canada.
These appliances, sold between November 2015 and September 2019, contain an ice bucket assembly component susceptible to breakage, leading to plastic fragments entering the ice bucket. Electrolux, Frigidaire's parent company, received 343 reports of plastic breakage, resulting in two instances of consumers being cut or injured by the dispensed plastic.
The affected refrigerators bear model numbers including DGHK2355TF, DGHX2655TF, FFSC2323TS, FGSC2335TD, and others, with a full list available here. Consumers can also check their specific serial number for inclusion in the recall.
These refrigerators were manufactured in Mexico and sold across the country at a variety of shops, such as Lowe's and Home Depot, as well as online at Frigidaire.com, with prices ranging from $1,400 to $2,400 according to the manufacturer.
It is strongly recommended that owners of the recalled models immediately stop using the ice bucket and get in touch with Electrolux Group in order to receive a free replacement ice bucket assembly component at this time. The need to take timely action to limit potential risks connected with household appliances is highlighted by safety recalls such as this one.
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