155,000 GE refrigerators recalled due to fall hazard, CPSC says

Affected refrigerators were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and more

GE-brand Free-Standing French Door Refrigerators in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel (CPSC)

Six models of GE French-door refrigerators are being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall affects roughly 155,000 refrigerators in the U.S. that were manufactured between February 2020 and August 2021.

A news release from the CPSC states that the freezer handle on the recalled units can detach when consumers try to open the freezer drawer, which poses a fall hazard.

So far, there have been 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle detaching, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious fall injuries, according to the CPSC.

Affected refrigerators were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other home improvement and home appliance stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com and BestBuy.com They cost between $1,900 and $2,500, depending on the model.

The affected model numbers are:


The brand name, model, and serial number for each refrigerator can be found on a label located on the top left side of the interior of the refrigerator compartment, the CPSC website states.

Consumers are asked to call GE Appliances to determine if their unit is part of the recall.

If your unit is found to be part of the recall, you can schedule a free in-home service call to have the freezer’s handle mounting fasteners replaced and the handle re-installed. You will also receive instructions for safe use until your unit is repaired.


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