More than 150,000 GE refrigerators recalled due to fall hazard

37 fall injuries have been reported

Around 155,000 GE refrigerators are being recalled because the freezer handle can come off causing the person pulling it open to fall over. (GE)

ROANOKE, Va. – More than 150,000 GE refrigerators have been recalled due to faulty freezer handles that can come off when someone tries to open it. The firm says this has caused several people to fall over while opening the bottom freezers.

As a result of the ‘fall hazard,’ six models of GE-brand French Door Refrigerators with bottom freezers in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel are being recalled. The models were manufactured from February 2020 through August 2021.

The firm says it has received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle coming off, which led to 37 reported injuries. Of those 37 injuries, three were serious.

You can find the brand name, model and serial number printed on a label that is on the top of the left side of the interior of the refrigerator compartment.

Here’s a look at model numbers included in the recall:


The recalled products were sold at the Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other stores nationwide as well as online at and from February 2020 through January 2022 for $1,900 and $2,500, depending on the model.

If you find that your unit is part of the recall, you’re asked to contact GE Appliances to schedule a free in-home service call to have the freezer repaired, the handle reattached and instructions on how to safely use the refrigerator afterward.

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