Electrolux Issues two Safety Recalls affecting 5,550 Kenmore Ranges

Electrolux Issues two Safety Recalls affecting 5,550 Kenmore Ranges
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May 20, 2015

Kenmore ranges are subject to two separate recalls issued by Electrolux.

The first is in response to a burner flame that can go out while the gas is turned on, while the other is due to sharp edges that have caused at least one injury.

About 250 Sears Kenmore Elite duel fuel ranges may have a defect that causes the burner flame to go out, which poses fire and burn hazards by allowing gas to escape.

No injuries have been reported.

The recall affects Sears Kenmore stainless steel slide-in ranges with gas cooktops and electric ovens. Included in the recall: model number 790.42603xxx with serial numbers ranging from AF42500601 through AF43000916, and model number 790.42613xxx with serial numbers ranging from AF42500541 through AF43103647. The model and serial numbers are located on the inside frame of the range door on the left side.

They were sold at Sears stores nationwide from June 2014 through October 2014 for between $3,200 and $3,700.

About 5,300 Sears Kenmore Elite slide-in ranges may have sharp edges on the stainless steel trim below the range control panel.

Electrolux received one report of a consumer being cut and requiring stitches.

This recall involves Sears Kenmore Elite stainless steel slide-in gas, electric and dual-fuel ranges. A listing of affected models and serial numbers can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. The model and serial numbers are located on the inside frame of the range door on the left side.

They were sold at Sears stores nationwide from May 2014 through April 2015 for between $2,400 and $3,700.

Consumers affected by either recall should immediately stop using the ranges and contact Sears for a free inspection and free repair.

Sears can be contacted at (888) 710-9284.