Updated recall: Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges
On 2011-04-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2001 for about $1000 to $2500. It was originally recalled on 2009-08-27.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. See the recalled model and serial numbers. The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit.
These items were sold new+ at Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair.
For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (888) 360-8556 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET or visit the firm's recall Web site at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com. Consumers who purchased their products at Sears should call Sears at (800) 449-9810 between 8 am - 10 pm ET Monday through Friday, 8 am - 7 pm Saturday.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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