Frigidaire Recalls Certain Smoothtop Electric Ranges with Rotary Knobs and Digital Displays



    TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - The Frigidaire division of Electrolux Canada
Corp. ("Frigidaire") has announced a voluntary recall (the "Recall") of the
following consumer products. Consumers should unplug and stop using recalled
products immediately.

    
    Name of Products: Frigidaire(R) and Kenmore Elite(R) freestanding
    smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays, as
    described in the chart below.

    Kenmore Elite Units: Approximately 22,125

    Frigidaire Units: Approximately 20,830

    Manufacturer: Frigidaire

    Canadian Distributor: Frigidaire

    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 those
    selected by unit controls. These characteristics create fire and burn
    risks for consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: Frigidaire is not aware of any reports of serious
    injuries or substantial property damage in Canada related to these
    issues. In the United States, Frigidaire has received four reports of
    minor injuries and two reports of minor property damage.

    Description/Models: All models beginning with the letters and numbers set
    out below, and falling within serial number ranges VF122xxxxx to
    VF831xxxxx or NF122xxxxx to NF806xxxxx are included in the recall
    ("Affected Units"). The model and serial number can be found by opening
    the range drawer at the base of the unit. The information plate appears
    on the right side of the frame.

              -----------------------------------------------------
                                Kenmore Elite
              -----------------------------------------------------
               Model Numbers Beginning      Serial Number Range
               with these Letters and
                      Numbers
              -----------------------------------------------------
                     C970-68802           VF122xxxxx to VF831xxxxx
                     C970-68803
                     C970-68804           or
                     C970-68808
                     C970-68809           NF122xxxxx to NF806xxxxx
                     C970-68830
                     C970-68832
                     C970-68833
                     C970-69803
                     C970-69804
                     C970-69808
                     C970-69809
              -----------------------------------------------------


              -----------------------------------------------------
                                 Frigidaire
              -----------------------------------------------------
               Model Numbers Beginning      Serial Number Range
               with these Letters and
                      Numbers
              -----------------------------------------------------
                     CGLEFM97DB           VF122xxxxx to VF831xxxxx
                     CGLEFM97DS
                     CPLEF398AC           or
                     CPLEF398DC
                     CPLEFM99EC           NF122xxxxx to NF806xxxxx
                     CPLEFZ98GC
                     PGLEF388CS
                     PGLEF388ES
              -----------------------------------------------------

    Sold by: Retailers across Canada.

    Dates distributed: The Affected Units were sold in Canada from
    approximately June 2001 to September 2008.

    Manufactured in: Canada and the United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using Affected Units and
    contact Frigidaire (or Sears Canada, if the unit was purchased there) to
    schedule a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Frigidaire toll free between
    the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Saturday at
    1-877-609-7857, or visit the firm's Web site at
    www.smoothtoprangerecall.ca. Consumers can contact Sears toll free any
    time at 1-866-691-9948 to verify whether they have an Affected Unit and
    to arrange for a free repair.
    





For further information:

For further information: Frigidaire Product Recall Website:
www.smoothtoprangerecall.ca; Frigidaire Media Contact: Tony Evans, (614)
761-2633; Frigidaire Toll Free Number: 1-877-609-7857; Sears Canada Toll Free
Number: 1-866-691-9948

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