Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Electric Ranges Recalled due to fire hazard

Sample of a smoothtop range with rotary knobs and digital displays
Sample of a smoothtop range with rotary knobs and digital displays

Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc.,  issued a recall Wednesday of their Frigidaire, and and Kenmore Elite electric ranges due to a potential fire hazard caused by the heating elements on the ranges.

The heating elements could turn on “spontaneously,” fail to turn off or heat at different temperatures than selected through the controls.

Serial plate is located by opening the range drawer at the bottom of the unit.
Serial plate is located by opening the range drawer at the bottom of the unit.

Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage caused by the heating elements.

The recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays.

The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit.

The recall affects the following models:

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 ranges were sold from June 2001 through August 2009 nationwide at Sears and other national chain and independent retailers and cost between $1,000 and $2,500.

American Consumers who own the faulty ranges are urged stop using the ranges and Sears or Frigidaire for a free repair.

Frigidaire

Phone (800) 449-9812 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday

Or visit Frigidaire’s Web site at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com.

If you purchased your recalled range at Sears call:

Phone: (800) 449-9810 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.

For more information:

Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop Electric Ranges Recalled Press Release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

One thought on “Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Electric Ranges Recalled due to fire hazard

  1. I have this stove just moved n new home n it was here I have lil ones is this stove safe or wat do I do sense theres a recall on it

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