Consumer Product Recall-Range

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2009 Release # 09-333 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 449-9812 Sears’ Recall Hotline: (800) 449-9810 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Firm Media Contact: (614) 761-2633 Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop Electric Ranges Recalled Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges Units: About 200,000 Manufacturer: Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga. 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 FEFBZ90GC FEFLMC55GC FEFLZ87GC GLEF396AB GLEF396AQ GLEF396AS GLEF396CQ GLEF396CS GLEFM397DB GLEFM397DQ GLEFM397DS GLEFM97FPB GLEFM97FPW GLEFM97GPB GLEFM97GPW LEEFM389FE PLEF398AC PLEF398CC PLEF398DC PLEFM399DC PLEFMZ99EC PLEFMZ99GC PLEFZ398EC PLEFZ398GC Kenmore Elite (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF334xxxxx) and Models Beginning with 790.99012 790.99013 790.99014 790.99019 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 ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (800) 449-9812 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday 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 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.

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