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Viking recalls refrigerator freezers

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Viking is recalling built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door dispensers due to a fire hazard.

The company says electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 27 reports of electrical shorts and four fires. No injuries have been reported. The company says customers should stop using the product, unplug the refrigerator freezer and contact Viking schedule a free, in-home repair.

The recall involves Viking 42-inch and 48-inch built-in side-by-side refrigerator freezers with in-door water and ice dispensers. The recalled 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.  See Models: http://http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/

The products were sold at Appliance and speciality stores nationwide from November 2012 through May 2013 for between $5,400 and $6,000.

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