Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, GA is recalling approximately 200,000 Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. Depending on the model, the surface heating elements can: 1) turn on spontaneously without being switched on; 2) fail to turn off after being switched off; or, 3) heat to different temperatures than selected. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.
The products were sold at Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,500.
Consumers should stop using the recalled ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair.
To view photos and serial numbers of affected units, go to: www.smoothtoprangerecall.com/node42.aspx. You can also contact Frigidaire at (800) 449-9812 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday.
Consumers who purchased their products at Sears should call Sears at (800) 449-9810 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.
The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit.