Cooktops And Ranges Could Pose Fire Hazard

By WBNG News

Cooktops And Ranges Could Pose Fire Hazard

October 26, 2010 Updated Oct 26, 2010 at 5:50 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays have been recalled for a burn and fire hazard.

About 122,000 of the appliances have been found with the problems.

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.

Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage.

Three minor burn injuries were 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 following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:

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
PLES399EC

Electrolux ICON Serial Number Range and Models
Serial Number Range:
NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX

Model Numbers:
E30EC65ESS
E36EC65ESS

They were sold at mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.

If you own one, you 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) 281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm’s website at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com (Frigidaire) or www.cooktoprecall.com (Electrolux).

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