The refrigerator’s door hinge can break causing the door to detach when the consumer tries to open the French doors, posing an impact injury risk to the consumer.
The firm has received 139 reports of the refrigerator doors loosening or detaching and five reports of injuries, including foot bruises and lacerations.
This recall involves Hisense USA’s 26.6 cubic foot capacity stainless steel French door refrigerators with ice maker with model number HRF266N6CSE and serial numbers C2020050100001 through C2020123109000.
The brand name, model, and serial number for each unit are printed on a label located on the left side of the interior of the refrigerator, above the water dispenser.
With the serial number, consumers can check to determine whether their refrigerator is included in this recall by clicking http://hisenseservice.com/recall. The refrigerators are 36-inches wide and 74-inches high.
The refrigerators were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from August 2020 through February 2022. The price was about $1,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the refrigerator if the recalled refrigerator’s doors fail to open or close normally until they’re repaired, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Consumers should contact Hisense USA to determine if their unit is part of the recall and to schedule a free in-home service appointment to have the refrigerator door hinges replaced.
For more information, visit www.hisense-usa.com/product-safety-recall/french-door-refrigerator-2020, call Hisense at 888-497-1189 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to https://www.hisense-usa.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.