Subsequent to news releases issued on July 15 and July 28, 2005, LG Canada continue to urge consumers who purchased an LG refrigerator to check their refrigerator model and serial numbers.
In addition to the 2-door top mount models identified in the July 28, 2005 news release, certain 3-door (French door) bottom mount models of LG refrigerators also pose a fire hazard to consumers and must be repaired. The malfunctioning component identified in the LG 2-door refrigerator models, which caused four fires in Ontario, is also used in the 3-door models identified below.
LG Canada has been made aware of 1 fire incident in Alberta involving a 3-door model. LG Electronics in the U.S. has also received 82 reports of incidents involving these models, some of which have resulted in smoke damage. LG Canada is continuing with their retrofit program. Owners of the following LG refrigerator models should immediately unplug their appliance and contact LG Canada to schedule a free in-home repair.
Affected Refrigerator Models:
--LG-branded 3-Door Refrigerators manufactured between May 2004 and October 2004 and sold in Canada between June 2004 and April 2005. The model numbers of the affected models are:
The affected models have a serial number beginning with one of the following three digits: 405, 406, 407, 408, 409 and 410.
This safety alert is further to the notice released on July 28th, 2005 associated with the LG 2-door top mount refrigerators manufactured between May 2004 and October 2004 and sold in Canada between June 2004 and April 2005.
Customers with a 2-door top mount refrigerator with one of the following model numbers should immediately unplug their refrigerator and contact LG at 1-866-595-4387 to arrange a retrofit.
Affected models include those with serial numbers beginning with 405, 406, 407, 408, 409 and 410.
LG Canada is warning the public to unplug specific 2-door top mount and 3-door (French door) bottom mount models of LG Refrigerators immediately.
From Halifax Live