(WHTM) – Hundreds of thousands of Frigidaire refrigerators have been recalled following complaints of broken pieces that can result in laceration and choking hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.
The recall affects approximately 383,240 “Frigidaire Branded Side by Side Refrigerators with Slim Ice Buckets,” according to the CPSC notice.
The issue, as described in the recall notice, concerns the refrigerators’ ice buckets, which contain components that can break and lead to broken plastic pieces being dispensed into the ice bucket.
The Electrolux Group, Frigidaire’s parent company, has received 343 reports the plastic components breaking. Two of the incidents resulted in laceration and ingestion injuries.
The recall involves over a dozen models manufactured between 2015 and 2019:
Consumers can find the model and serial numbers printed on a serial plate inside the refrigerator compartment.
Frigidaire owners can also visit the company’s website to see if their appliance is affected by the recall.
Consumers are being urged to stop using the Frigidaire refrigerators’ ice makers until they’re able to obtain a free replacement component from Electrolux Group. The company can be reached toll-free at 1-888-377-7563 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit www.icebucketrecall.com or www.frigidaire.com for more information, or email IceBucketRecall@Electrolux.com.