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Electric Smoothtop Cooktops and Slide-In Ranges Recalled

Sample smoothtop slide-in range with rotary knobs and digital displays. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., announced a voluntary recall of about 122,000 Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays today.

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

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
Model NumbersE30EC65ESSE36EC65ESS

Sold at: Mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.

Sample smoothtop cooktop with rotary knobs and digital displays. (Image credit: CPSC.)

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 (Frigidaire) or (Electrolux).

Slide-in serial plate (Image credit: CPSC.)

Cooktop serial plate (Image credit: CPSC.)
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