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Hello I am a licensed practicing attorney with 20 years’ experience hopefully I can help with your problem. Please give me a moment to review and respond to your question.
So you are correct serial numbers are usually removed because there is has been a recall on the product. It is illegal to sell products that have been recalled under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Under the CPSIA, it is illegal to sell any recalled consumer product. A consumer product is defined as "any product that is found in or around the home, a school, or in a recreational setting, including furniture, appliances, rugs, curtains, bed linens, wearing apparel, jewelry, toys, sports equipment and electronics."
If the serial has been inadvertently removed for worn off etc. then it would not be illegal.
The sticker may have just been removed because it is unsightly. Whether it is illegal or not really depends on whether your particular model of refrigerator has been recalled.
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Ratings are the top of your page I believe.
do you have the serial #?
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Here is a government site to check recalls:
If you do find that your refirgerator has been recalled ask for an immediate refund, file a complaint with your attorney generals office, and a police report.
Was yours sold to you as new or refurbished?
If you were told it was new your are entitled to a full refund or at the very least if you want to keep the fridge a partial refund for the actual value that you should have paid.
That's unfortunate. There may be another less visible place where you can determine the serial on the fridge. I would do some investigation before giving up completely.
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