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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 19, 2013.

Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers have been recalled because electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
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

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair. Theser refrigerators were Sold at Appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,400. The refrigerators were manufacturered by Viking Range LLC, Greenwood, MS.
Consumer can 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.

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