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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kenmore Wall Ovens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

May 20, 2008
Alert #08-573

Frigidaire Canada Recalls Kenmore Wall Ovens Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kenmore Wall Ovens

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: Frigidaire Canada, a sister company of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: During extended broiling, gas can build in the oven cavity and escape when the oven door is opened. This poses a burn and possible fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received 16 reports of incidents involving gas build-up, including flames escaping from the oven door, burns to the hands and face and singed hair.

Description: This recall involves Kenmore 24-inch-wide gas and propane, wall-mounted ovens. The self-cleaning ovens were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel, and have the Kenmore name printed on the oven control panel. The model and serial numbers of the ovens that are part of this recall can be found on the frame on the left side of the oven cavity.

Model NumbersSerial Number Range
790.30472400, 790.30473400,
790.30474400, 790.30479400
NF401xxxxx through
NF610xxxxx

Sold at: Sears, Sears Hardware, Kmart and the great indoors stores nationwide and Sears.com from September 2004 through October 2007 for between $760 and $1,150.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the “broil” feature on recalled ovens and contact Sears to schedule a free repair. Consumers may continue to use the “bake” feature.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears toll-free at (800) 479-6408 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sears.com

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