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Recall - Viking Side-By-Side Refridgerator Freezers

Web posted on October 16, 2013

This recall involves Viking 107-centimetre (42-inch) and 123-centimetre (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 include the following model numbers: CVCSB5421D, CVCSB5481D, FDSB5421D, FDSB5481D, VCSB5421D and VCSB5481D. 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 on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators, behind the light housing on the top interior of the unit.

An electrical component in the refrigerators can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled refrigerator freezers and contact Viking to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Viking Range and Health Canada have not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

the recalled units were manufactured in The United States of America by Viking Range LLC, Greenwood, Mississippi. The recalled refrigerators were sold from October 2012 through May 2013 in Canada. Twenty units of the recalled refrigerators were sold at appliance and specialty stores in Canada.

For more information, consumers may contact Viking toll-free at 1-877-266-1086 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website and click on Safety Recall Information.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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