Electrolux, Frigidaire cooktops and ranges recalled after fires

Electrolux, Frigidaire recallElectrolux and Frigidaire brand smoothtop electric cooktops and ranges are being recalled because they can turn on without warning and start fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Electrolux Home Products, which manufactures both brands, said it had received 70 reports of incidents involving the stoves, including three fires with property damage. Three consumers reported suffering burns.

The CPSC said the defect stems from liquid pooling under control knobs, which can lead to the heating elements turning on without being turned on, go to the wrong temperature or not turn off.

The Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges being recalled have rotary knobs and digital displays. About 122,000 of the Canadian-made appliances were sold from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500-$2,500.

Model and serial numbers for the ranges are inside the oven door on the left side. They are on the underside surface on the cooktops models.

The following are the serial numbers and model numbers included in the recall:
  • Frigidaire serial numbers 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 serial numbers NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX. Model numbers E30EC65ESS and E36EC65ESS.
If you have one of the recalled appliances, unplug it or shut off the circuit breaker. Then contact Electrolux to get a free repair kit.

Call Electrolux at (888) 281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern Time any day except Sunday or go to either the Frigidaire or Electrolux recall sites.

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