Electrolux Recalls Kenmore Elite Ranges

Electrolux recalled the line of Kenmore Elite dual fuel ranges that are sold exclusively at Sears.

These ranges cause fire and burn hazards because the burner flames can go out while the gas is still turned on.  Gas can then escape without any notice, filling the air with dangerous levels of gas throughout the home.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The recalled gas ranges emit a toxic gas known as carbon monoxide.

According to US Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.  You can’t taste, see or smell CO, but it can kill in just minutes.”

As stated in the recall, if the gas switch is left on without the burner flames ignited, fatal levels of carbon monoxide will be released into the air.

About the Kenmore Elite Recall

Electrolux Home Products Inc., in Charlotte, N.C. is the distributor of Kenmore Elite products which are manufactured in the U.S.A.  Sears has sold approximately 250 Kenmore Elite ranges nationwide from June 2014 through October 2014 that span from $3,200 to $3,700.

No injuries from the recalled ranges have been reported.  The recalled Sears Kenmore slide-in ranges are stainless steel with electric ovens and gas cooktops.

To determine if a Kenmore Elite product has been recalled, locate the model number and serial number inside the range door on the left side of the frame.  The Kenmore Elite label is imprinted on the front of the range door.

Affected model numbers are:

  • 790.42603xxx
    • Serial numbers AF42500601 through AF43000916
  • 790.42613xxx
    • Serial numbers AF42500541 through AF43103647

Consumers should stop all usage of these recalled products immediately.  Contact Sears toll-free at (888) 710-9284 for a free inspection and repair or online at www.sears.com for more information.

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