Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Electric Smoothtop Cooktops and Slide-In Ranges Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Oct 21, 2010, 16:51 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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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

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




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) 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).

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11016.html

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 281-5310

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Firm Media Contact: (614) 761-2633



SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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