GE Recalls Six Models of Refrigerator/Freezers After 71 Injuries


GE has announced the recall of six models of a French Door Refrigerators with bottom freezers after 71 accounts of injuries were reported after the freezer handle fell off.

The six models of GE-brand French Door Refrigerators with bottom freezers in fingerprint resistant stainless steel were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021 in Mexico, and sold at stores such as Home Depot and Lowes.

The brand name, model, and serial number for each unit are printed on a label located on the top of the left side of the interior of the refrigerator compartment. The refrigerators are 36 inches wide.

The affected model numbers are:







The serial numbers for the affected models begin with one of the following two letter combinations: DR, FR, GR, HR, LR, MR, RR, SR, TR, VR, ZR, AS, DS, FS, GS, HS, LS, MS.

If your appliance falls under the recall, consumers should contact GE Appliances to determine if their unit is part of the recall and to schedule a free in-home service call to have the freezer’s handle mounting fasteners replaced and the handle re-installed and for instructions for safe use pending a repair. The firm is also contacting all known purchasers directly.

According to the recall, they have received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle detaching, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious fall injuries.