More than 7,000 fridges sold in Canada and 360,000 in the U.S. have been recalled due to a choking hazard from the ice maker.
According to Health Canada, the products affected are Electrolux Frigidaire ice makers - in certain side-by-side refrigerators and Electrolux four-door refrigerators – were sold between April 2020 and March 2022 at the likes of Lowe’s, Home Depot and Canadian Appliance Source.
The federal authority says the ice maker’s ice level detector arm can potentially break into pieces and fall into the ice bucket, posing a choking hazard.
What products are affected?
Electrolux Four-door: ERMC2295AS;
Frigidaire Professional Four-door: PRMC2285AF;
Frigidaire Side By Side: FRSS2323AD;
Frigidaire Side By Side: FRSS2323AS;
Frigidaire Side By Side; FRSS2323AW;
Frigidaire Side By Side: FRSS2633AS.
As of May 31, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
However, in the U.S., the company has received 185 reports of the ice level detector arm breaking and detached pieces falling into the ice and one report of injury.
What should you do?
Consumers should immediately empty the ice bucket, stop using the ice makers on the recalled refrigerators and contact Electrolux to schedule a replacement of the ice maker with one that has a polypropylene ice level detector free of charge.
To participate in the recall, consumers should visit https://www.icemakerrecall.ca. Consumers can also find this webpage on Frigidaire.ca or Electrolux.ca by clicking on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, consumers can contact Electrolux toll-free at 833-840-5926 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays), or by e-mail at IceMakerRecall@electrolux.com.