Gas ranges recalled due to carbon monoxide poisoning hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Electrolux Home Products, Inc., of Augusta, Ga., announced a voluntary recall of the Electrolux ICON and Kenmore Pro 30″ Gas Ranges, due to a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the CPSC news release, an incorrect part allows more fuel to pass the range’s oven than can be burned effeciently, causing incomplete combustion and the release of carbon monoxide. This poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers. The recall affects about 900 units.

Electrolux has received four reports of incidents involving carbon monoxide being released from the recalled gas ranges. No injuries have been reported.

The following Electrolux ICON and Kenmore PRO 30″ free-standing gas range model and serial numbers are included in this recall:

  • Electrolux ICON Gas Range; Model E30GF74HPS
  • Kenmore PRO 30″ Gas Range; Model numbers 790.76913800 and 790.76913801

Serial Numbers on the affected models are in the range of NF83000000 to NF93633000. For Electrolux ICON, the model and serial numbers are located on the back of the range. For the Kenmore PRO, the model and serial numbers are located near the base of the range just below the bottom right portion of the oven door and also on the back of the range. Not all serial numbers within these ranges are included in the recall.

Affected ranges were manufactured in Canada and sold at appliance retailers nationwide from August 2008 through October 2009 for between $2,500 and $3,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the range’s oven and contact Electrolux for the Electrolux ICON or Sears for the Kenmore PRO to schedule a free repair. Consumers can continue to use the cooktop (top burners) and the broiler as well as any clock and/or timer functions.

For additional information, contact Electrolux toll-free at (888) 360-8557 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or visit the firm’s Web site at Consumers with Kenmore PRO brand ranges should call Sears toll-free at (800) 733-2299 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.