FRIGIDAIRE AND KENMORE SMOOTHTOP ELECTRIC RANGES RECALLED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Frigidaire, has announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Manufacturer: Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc., of Augusta, Georgia
Hazard: Depending on the model, the surface heating elements can 1) turn on spontaneously without being switched on; 2) fail to turn off after being switched off; or, 3) heat to different temperatures than selected. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.
Description: This recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays.
The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
|Frigidaire (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx - VF831xxxxx) and Models Beginning with |
|Kenmore Elite (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx - VF334xxxxx) and Models Beginning with |
The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit.
Sold at: Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled range immediately and contact Frigidaire (or Sears if unit was purchased there) to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
Contact Frigidaire toll free at 1-888-360-8556 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. midnight Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Consumers can also contact Frigidaire by e-mail via this link
Consumers who purchased their products at Sears should call Sears toll-free at (800)449-9810 between 8 am and 10 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Saturday.