Have you ever looked at the bottom of your cup of water after the ice had melted and wondered what was floating around near the bottom? Typically, it is harmless particulate that has accumulated in the ice maker. However, some owners of certain Electrolux and Frigidaire model refrigerators have discovered a more dangerous item in their favorite iced beverage – broken pieces of plastic from their refrigerator’s ice machine. On June 2, 2022, Electrolux issued a recall of approximately 367,500 Frigidaire and Electrolux side-by-side, top freezer, and multi-door refrigerators after receiving reports of the ice level detector arm in the ice maker breaking, causing pieces to fall into the ice bucket and posing a choking hazard.
The recall involves thirteen (13) models of Frigidaire refrigerators and one (1) Electrolux model refrigerator which features an ice maker. These refrigerators were sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and other nationwide appliance stores as well as online at Frigidair.com from April 2020 through March 2022. Electrolux had advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Frigidaire and Electrolux refrigerator ice makers, empty the ice bucket and contact Electrolux to schedule a technician to replace the ice maker with one that has a polypropylene ice level detector. Electrolux has received 185 reports of the ice level detectors breaking, including one report of gum lacerations. If you have been injured by a defective product, the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, and its team of experienced trial lawyers are ready and willing to help.