Viking Recalls Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard

An electrical component in 42-inch and 48-inch models refrigerator freezers made between can overheat.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 19, 2013
Recall number: 14-023
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  • 42-and 48- inch Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers

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    42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers

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    42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers

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    Location of model and serial number/date codes

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers 

Hazard:

Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Viking toll-free at (877) 266-1086 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information on the bottom right side of the page.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 750

Description

This recall involves Viking 42-inch and 48-inch built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers. The recalled refrigerator freezers come in a variety of colors, stainless steel or a custom finish. They were manufactured between October 2012 and May 2013 and have the model numbers listed below. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in MM/DD/YY format. Both sizes of refrigerator freezers have a serial number/date code range from 101712 through 052913. The model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerators on a label on the ceiling behind the light housing. 

 

Size  Model Numbers begin with Color/Finish
42-inch 
FDSB5421D  
Custom

VCSB5421D
Various colors
48-inch
FDSB5481D
Custom

VCSB5481D
Various colors
Incidents/Injuries

Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Sold at

Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,400.

Manufacturer

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.

Manufactured in

United States

  • 42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers

  • 42 and 48 inch Viking built in side by side refrigerator freezers with in door dispensers

  • Location of model and serial number/date codes