More than 200,000 electric ovens were recalled due to fire and burn risks

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – More than 200,000 electric stoves were recalled Thursday due to fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.

Frigidaire and Kenmore Smooth Counter Freestanding Electric Ovens, previously recalled in August 2009, have been recalled again.

The ovens, made by Electrolux Home Products Inc., can automatically turn on without being turned on, can fail to shut down, and can heat to temperatures different from those selected, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, the CPSC said.

The recall affects the following models:

Frigidaire model numbers

  • FEFBZ90GC*
  • Fivells 87 JK*
  • GLEF396AB*
  • GLEF396AQ*
  • GLEF396AS*
  • GLEF396CQ*
  • GLEF396CS*
  • GLEFM397DB*
  • GLEFM397DQ*
  • GLEFM397DS*
  • LEFM389FE*
  • PLEF398AC*
  • PLEF398CC*
  • PLEF398DC*
  • PLEFM399DC*
  • Belfms99GC *
  • PLAVES398EC*
  • Belvez398GC*
  • Serial number range VF122xxxxxx – VF936xxxxxx

Kenmore Elite model and serial numbers

  • 790.990121*
  • 790.990131*
  • 790.990141*
  • 790.990191*
  • Serial number range VF122xxxxxx – VF334xxxxxx

Anyone with a recalled oven is advised to contact Electrolux. If the scope is repairable, a free inspection and repair will be offered. If the scope is not repairable, a $50 electronic refund and up to $60 transportation fee will be reimbursed.

The ovens were sold in Sears and independent appliance stores nationwide between June 2001 and August 2009, and were priced between $1,000 and $2,500.

Since the original recall in 2009, Electrolux has received at least 212 reports of misaligned ranges, including 14 reports of fires and eight reports of burns and smoke inhalation, the CPSC said.

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