Safety Alert Number 0908285


Frigidaire and Kenmore Smoothtop Electric Ranges
Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Release # 09-333
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 449-9812
Sears' Recall Hotline: (800) 449-9810
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm Media Contact: (614) 761-2633
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges
Units: About 200,000
Manufacturer: Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc. , of Augusta, Ga. Hazard: 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. Incidents/Injuries: Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property
damage. Description: This recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary
knobs and digital displays. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Frigidaire (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx - VF831xxxxx) and Models 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, PLEFZ398GC
Kenmore Elite (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx - VF334xxxxx) and Models Beginning with:
790.99012, 790.99013, 790.99014, 790.99019
The model and serial number can be found by opening the range drawer at the base of the unit. Sold at: Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and
$2,500. Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (800) 449-9812 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET Monday through Saturday
or visit the firm's recall Web site at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com . 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. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09333.html