GE recall: Refrigerators sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Best Buy recalled after 37 injuries

Audrey J. Powers

GE Appliances is recalling six versions of absolutely free-standing French doorway fridges marketed nationwide because of handles that may perhaps detach, posing a fall danger to those people hoping to pull the freezer doors open up.

Louisville, Kentucky-based mostly GE has received 71 reports of freezer drawer handles detaching, ensuing in 37 accidents, together with three severe falls, the business mentioned Thursday in a detect posted by the U.S. Client Product or service Security Commission. GE is a division of Chinese multinational Haier Team.

About 155,000 of the GE-model refrigerators with bottom freezers in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel were marketed from February 2020 through January 2022 at U.S. dwelling advancement and appliance stores which include Most effective Acquire, Residence Depot and Lowe’s for amongst $1,900 and $2,500. 

Recalled GE refrigerator.

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission


Created in Mexico from February 2020 by means of August 2021, the manufacturer identify, model and serial quantity can be observed on the top inside of still left of the refrigerator, which is 36 inches huge. 

The influenced versions are:

  • GFE26JYMKFFS
  • GFE26JYMNFFS
  • GNE27EYMKFFS
  • GNE27EYMNFFS
  • GNE27JYMKFFS
  • GNE27JYMNFFS
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    Recalled GE refrigerator.

    U.S. Shopper Product or service Safety Commission


The serial numbers for the afflicted models start off with 1 of the next two letter combos: DR, FR, GR, HR, LR, MR, RR, SR, TR, VR, ZR, AS, DS, FS, GS, HS, LS, MS.

These who bought a recalled refrigerator can contact GE for a absolutely free in-home company get in touch with to change the freezer’s tackle mounting fasteners. The company can be attained at 888-345-4671 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or on the web at https://www.geappliances.com/ge/remember/base-freezer-refrigerator-2022/

People can keep on making use of the fridges by gripping the edge of the freezer door to open up the drawer, rather of pulling on a free take care of, the corporation stated in a individual observe

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