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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following safety alert from the CPSC on November 16, 2011.

Liebherr expands recall of refrigerators due to injury hazard; door can detach. Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, of Canada is recalling about 8,000 units of Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators manufuctured by Liebherr-Hausgeraete Lienz GmbH, of Austria because the refrigerator's door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. This recall involves Liebherr freestanding 30-inch wide, bottom freezer refrigerators with model and index numbers listed below. The refrigerators were sold individually or as side-by-side companion units. The refrigerators come in a stainless steel finish. "Liebherr" is on the upper center of the refrigerator door and 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 NumberIndex Number
CS 1601
10/237
10A/237
10B/237
10C/237
10D/237
10E/237
10I/237
10J/237
CS 1640
10/137
10A/137
10E/137
10F/137
CS 1650
10/137
10A/137
10B/137
10C/137
10D/137
10E/137
10F/137
10G/137
10K/137
10L/137
These refrigerators were sold at appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from February 2004 through July 2009 for between $3,500 and $3,800.
Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Liebherr immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.
Customer contact: For additional information, contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit Liebherr's website at www.liebherr.us. See www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12043.html for more details.


The following safety alert from the CPSC on March 3, 2011.

Liebherr recalls built-in refrigerators due to injury hazard; door can detach. This recall involves Liebherr built-in 30-inch wide bottom freezer refrigerators with model 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. Appliance and specialty retailers were sold nationwide from February 2004 through January 2011 for between $4,400 and $5,000.
Consumers with recalled refrigerators should contact Liebherr immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should check their refrigerator immediately to see whether the door hinge pin has become loose as indicated by a popped up hinge pin at the top or bottom. If the hinge has not become loose and the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it is repaired.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or visit Liebherr's website at www.liebherr.us
Informtion on model numbers and pictures can be founda at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11153.html.

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