Kenmore Elite Ranges Recalled by Electrolux Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sears

May 20, 2015, 08:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kenmore-Elite-Ranges-Recalled-by-Electrolux/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Sears Kenmore Elite slide-in ranges

Hazard: The stainless steel trim below the range control panel can have a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately contact Sears for a free inspection and free repair.

Consumer Contact: Sears at (800) 873-5011 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT on Saturday or online at www.sears.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,300

Description: This recall involves Sears Kenmore Elite stainless steel slide-in gas, electric and dual-fuel ranges with the following model and serial numbers. The model and serial numbers are located on the inside frame of the range door on the left side. Kenmore Elite is printed on the front of the oven door.

Type

Model

Serial Numbers

Gas

790.32623xxx

AF41500007 - AF44902220

790.32633xxx

AF41600811 - AF45004453

790.32643xxx

AF41601928 - AF45003625

Electric

790.42553xxx

AF41602002 - AF45006133

790.42563xxx

AF42002743 - AF45005533

790.42623xxx

AF42801297 – AF45000612

Dual Fuel

790.42603xxx

AF40602184 - AF45004329

790.42613xxx

AF42500541 – AF45003409

Incidents/Injuries: One consumer reported being cut by a sharp edge on the stainless steel trim below the range control panel and required stitches.

Sold exclusively at: Sears stores nationwide from May 2014 through April 2015 for between $2,400 and $3,700.

Distributor: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in: United States

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