By: AboutLawsuits | Published: August 28th, 2009
About 200,000 Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges have been recalled after 126 reports of problems with a defective heating elements, which could turn on spontaneously, fail to turn off or heat to different temperatures than what is selected.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced the electric range recall on August 27, involving of several models of Frigidair, Frigidair Gallery, Frigidair Professional and Kenmore Elite smooth top ovens with rotary knobs and digital displays on the electric range.
At least four reports involving burns and two reports of property damage have been linked to the defective smooth-top ranges. Consumers have been urged to immediately stop using them until a free repair can be arranged.
All of the affected rangers were manufactured by Frigidaire, and sold at Sears and other stores throughout the United States between June 2001 and August 2009.
The recall affects Frigidaire models with serial numbers from VF 122xxxxx through VF831xxxxx and model numbers 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, and PLEFZ398GC. The recall also affects Kenmore Elite models with serial numbers from VF122xxxxx through VF334xxxxx and model numbers beginning with 790.99012, 790.99013, 790.99014, and 790.99019.
The model and serial numbers are located on a sticker at the base of the unit and can be seen by opening the range drawer.
Consumers can contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule free repairs, or visit www.SmoothTopRangeRecall.com for more information.