Updated recall: Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays
On 2011-04-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $500 to $2500. It was originally recalled on 2010-10-21.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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Phone: (888) 281-5310
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What is the problem?
Liquids can pool under the control knob and cause the surface heating element to turn on unexpectedly, heat to temperatures other than expected and then not turn off, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON smoothtop electric cooktops and Frigidaire slide-in ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. Model and serial numbers for the slide-in ranges can be found inside the oven door on the left side of the unit or on the underside surface on cooktop models. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
|Frigidaire Serial Number Range and Models|
|Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF952XXXXX|
|Electrolux ICON Serial Number Range and Models|
|Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX|
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 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 immediately stop using and unplug the recalled ranges or power off cooktops at the circuit breaker. Contact Electrolux for information on how to obtain a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Electrolux 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 website at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com (Frigidaire) or www.cooktoprecall.com (Electrolux).
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage. Three minor burn injuries were reported.
+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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