Frigidaire, Electrolux Recall Cooktops and Ranges

A large recall of about 122,000 Frigidaire and <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays is being recalled, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The recalled Cooktops and Ranges were manufactured in Canada by Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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. To date, Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage. Three minor burn injuries were also reported.

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 involved model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed below.

The recalled Frigidaire and Electrolux Cooktops and Rangers were sold to mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.

The CPSC is advising consumers to 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. Electrolux can be reached, toll-free, at (888) 281-5310 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Saturday or at the firms’ websites at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com (Frigidaire) or www.cooktoprecall.com (Electrolux).

Frigidaire Serial Number Range and Models

• Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF952XXXXX

• Model Numbers: GLEC30S9EB, GLEC36S9EB, GLEC30S9EQ, GLEC36S9EQ, GLEC30S9ES, GLEC36S9ES, GLES389EB, GLES389EQ, GLES389ES, GLES389FB, GLES389FQ, GLES389FS, LEEC30S9FE, LEEC36S9FE, LES389FE, PLEC30S9EC, PLEC36S9EC, PLES389EC, and PLES399EC.

Electrolux ICON Serial Number Range and Models

• Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX

• Model Numbers: E30EC65ESS and E36EC65ESS

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