Electrolux recalls over 367,000 refrigerators due to choking hazard

Photo via CPSC

A part may break and fall into the ice bucket

Electrolux is recalling 367,500 Frigidaire and Electrolux side-by-side, top freezer and multi-door refrigerators sold in the U.S. Another 7,180 were sold in Canada.

The company said the ice level detector arm in the ice maker can break into pieces and fall into the ice bucket, posing a choking hazard.

The recall involves 13 models of Frigidaire refrigerators and one Electrolux model refrigerator. The refrigerators all feature an ice maker and come in stainless steel, white, and black. 

The brand name, model, and serial number for each unit are printed on a label located on the right panel in the interior of the refrigerator compartment. The refrigerators range from 23 to 36 inches wide.

The specific model numbers and UPC codes are listed in this recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The products were sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and appliance stores nationwide and online at Frigidaire.com from April 2020, through March 2022, for between $1,200 and $4,300.

Electrolux has received 185 reports of the ice level detectors breaking, including one report of gum lacerations. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Frigidaire and Electrolux refrigerator ice makers, empty the ice buckets, and contact Electrolux to schedule a technician to replace the ice maker with one that has a polypropylene ice level detector. This service will be provided free of charge.

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