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Consumer Recalls: Electric Smoothtop Cooktops + More

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 22, 2010 · 2 comments

Consumer Recalls:  Electric Smoothtop Cooktops + More

There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:

Fridgidaire and Electrolux

Fridgidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Fridgidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays have been recalled.  Liquids can pool under the control knob and cause the surface heating element to turn on unexpectedly, heat to temperatures other than expected and then not turn off posing a risk of fire and burn hazards to consumers.  For a complete list of serial numbers and models go here.  The recalled products were sold in mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2500.

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled ranges or power off the cooktops at the circuit breaker and contact Electrolux for information on how to obtain a free repair kit.  For additional information, contact Electrolux at 888-281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the Frigidaire or Elextrolux website.

Claire-Sprayway Fabric Protector

A voluntary recall has been issued on Claire-Sprayway Fabric Protector because overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist can pose a serious respiratory hazard to consumers.  Go here for a complete list of recalled brand names.  The recalled products were sold at automotive supply, auto detailing, upholstery, textiles, furniture and fabric stores nationwide from January 2005 through August 2010 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Clair-Sprayway to receive a full refund.  For additional information, contact Claire-Sprayway toll-free at 877-416-7324 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's websites here or here.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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1 Ashey October 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

Thanks so much for this... I have this stove and my burner wouldnot turn off the other day. Last Christmas in the middle of dinner the entire pannel blew, cost me 500.00 to repair... Now I understand all the crazy problems I have been having.

Thanks

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2 Emily October 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I have this range and it would do weird things (like described in the recall) then the night before Thanksgiving - last year) the whole thing blew at 4 years old - not repairable. I doubt I can do anything about it now. it's in the junkyard. :(

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