U.S. – Electrolux Group recalled 383,240 Frigidaire refrigerators Thursday due to a potential choking hazard in the ice bucket.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ice bucket assembly contains a component that can break, resulting in plastic pieces entering the ice bucket. These small pieces can cause a choking or laceration hazard.
These refrigerators were sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and other stores nationwide or online from November 2015 to September 2019 for between $1,400 and $2,400.
Those who own this type of refrigerator should stop using their ice maker and contact the Electrolux Group to request a free ice bucket component replacement.
There have been 343 reports of plastic breaking off and two reports of laceration or ingestion injuries from these pieces being dispensed from the ice bucket.
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