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Frigidaire and Kenmore Brand freestanding electric ranges

Frigidaire and Kenmore Brand freestanding electric ranges

Frigidaire and Kenmore Brand freestanding electric ranges

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Sears Canada issued a recall Wednesday of their Frigidaire and Kenmore Brand freestanding electric ranges due to a potential fire hazard caused by the heating elements on the ranges.

The Frigidaire division of Electrolux Canada Corp. advised Sears of a potential safety hazard relating to the range's heating elements. The heating elements could turn on "spontaneously," fail to turn off or heat at different temperatures than selected through the controls.

No serious injuries or incidents have been reported in Canada.

The model number can be found by opening the range drawer at the bottom of the unit. The information plate appears on the right side of the frame.

The recall affects the following models:

Kenmore Elite Electric Ranges
C970-68802 C970-68803 C970-68804
C970-68808 C970-68809 C970-68830
C970-68832 C970-68833 C970-69803
C970-69804 C970-69808 C970-69809

Frigidaire Electric Ranges
CGLEFM97DB CGLEFM97DS CPLEF398AC
CPLEF398DC CPLEFM99EC CPLEFZ98GC
PGLEF388CS PGLEF388ES

The ranges were sold between June 2001 and September 2008 at Sears Canada retail stores, online at www.sears.ca, and through the Sears Canada catalogue.

Canadians who own the faulty ranges are urged to not use them until they are repaired. To arrange a free repair contact Sears Canada through its 24-hour help line at 1-866-691-9948 or contact Frigidaire at 1-877-609-7857.

If you are an American Consumer, read this press release for more information: Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Electric Ranges Recalled due to fire hazard

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