When those in Oklahoma and other states buy a large kitchen appliance, there is an assumption that the product is safe for use in the home. But on occasion, there is a manufacturer defect that can cause safety concerns, even when the consumer is using the product as directed. Recent events surrounding the in-home use of a popular brand of refrigerator have led to a safety recall.
Details of the recall
The recalled refrigerators were manufactured with a handle that may come loose when one is opening the freezer. This can cause the appliance to tip over. There have already been several injuries, some very serious, due to this issue. There were around 155,000 of these appliances sold around the nation. They were available for purchase online and in many home-improvement stores from February 2020 through January 2022.
The list of products recalled includes several models of GE French door refrigerators. They are 36” wide with bottom freezers and come in a stainless-steel finish. Consumers who have purchased a refrigerator like this can check the manufacturer’s website to see if their appliance falls under the recall. The model number can be found inside the refrigerator compartment. Those affected can schedule a free repair to remedy the issue.
Seeking legal assistance
Oklahoma consumers may have cause to pursue a personal injury case against a manufacturer if they are injured due to a defective product. Such injuries may lead to medical bills, loss of work, and other expenses. Those who have been injured while using a defective product can benefit from speaking with a personal injury attorney who has experience in product liability cases.