|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued October 21, 2010
Revised April 5, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 360-8556
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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Note: Change in hotline number and hours of operation.
Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Electric Smoothtop Cooktops and Slide-In 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays
Units: About 122,000
Manufacturer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage. Three minor burn injuries were reported.
Description: 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
Sold at: Mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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).
Sample smoothtop slide-in range with rotary knobs and digital displays
Sample smoothtop cooktop with rotary knobs and digital displays
Slide-in serial plate—left side of oven with door open
Cooktop serial plate—underside of unit
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