A small recall from the Electrolux has been issued in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
About 1000 electric wall ovens (single and double) manufactured by Elecrolux for Frigidaire and Kenmore could have a faulty thermal switch posing a fire hazard.
They were sold in black, white or stainless steel. The single ovens measure about 24 inches wide, 32 inches tall and 25 inches deep. The double ovens measure about 24 inches wide, 51 inches tall and 25 inches deep. “Kenmore” or “Frigidaire” is printed below the oven window. The model and serial numbers are located on the left side trim on the inside of the oven. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
The Frigidaire ovens were sold at by Knie Appliance & TV, Inc., in Illinois from March 2016 through April 2016.
The Kenmore ovens were sold exclusively at Sears stores nationwide and online at www.sears.com from March 2016 through April 2016.
If you own a recalled oven, you should immediately stop using it and schedule your free inspection and repair.
Consumers who purchased a Frigidaire oven should contact Electrolux toll-free at 888-360-8556 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers who purchased a Kenmore oven should call Sears at 800-659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Saturday or online at www.sears.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Gas dryers manufactured by LG Electronics of South Korea are being recalled because the gas valve can fail to shut off properly and pose the danger of scorching the drum (and your clothes) as well as fire and smoke inhalation.
About 21,000 dryers manufactured between November 2009 and August 2010 under the LG brand name and Kenmore Elite are affected by this recall.
If your Dryer is part of the recall, tun off your gas supply and schedule your free repair. (Take note, if your dryer has a colored sticker, it means your unit has already been repaired according to the CPSC.)
If you purchased your dryer from Sears, contact Sears’ customer service at (888) 375-9741 to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve.
LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG at (866) 223-5355.
**To confirm if your dryer is part of this recall, identify both model and serial numbers, since not all dryers with the listed models are recalled.**
In a report from Reuters, General Electric names 5 non-US appliance manufacturers as potential bidders for the company’s appliance business. The list includes Haier from China, LG Electronics from South Korea, Electrolux from Sweden, Controladora Mabe from Mexico and Arcelik from Turkey. Jeff Immelt, General Electric Chief Executive, stated that he believes Haier and LG are most likely to be interested.
KitchenAid is rumored to be switching the stainless steel they use in manufacturing their appliances from 304 grade to 403. It’s unsure how this rolling change will be implemented but differences in the materials may be evident in different lighting situations.
Whirlpool’s Magic Chef line is rumored to become a Lowes-only brand. Other Whirlpool discussion centers on their elimination of including connector hoses with their washing machines in all but the HE series.
Marvel, owned by AGA, will be closing their Indiana plant. In other plant closing news, Fisher & Paykel will be closing the plant they purchased from DCS and will be shifting their manufacturing to Mexico. Other companies currently manufacturing in Mexico include LG, GE, Whirlpool and Electrolux just to name a few.
Fisher & Paykel announced they will have a price increase in September (perhaps to pay for the move).
Miele has recalled about 3,100 T 9821 Gas Dryers due to risk of gas leak or fire. These dryers are super-large capacity white dryers with serial numbers 66461685 to 89921848 sold between March and December 2007. For additional information contact Miele at (800) 420-1813.
Frigidaire has recalled about 7,500 Kenmore Wall Ovens due to fire and burn hazards. There have been reports of gas building up and flames escaping through the oven door. The 24″ oven model numbers are 790.30472400, 790.30473400, 790.30473401, 790.30474400, 790.30479400 with serial numbers NF401xxxxx through NF601xxxxx. Frigidaire says the ovens are safe to use in the “bake” setting but do not use the “broil” feature due to risk of injury. For more information contact Sears at (800) 479-6408.