FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 15, 1995

 

Release # 96-021

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.- CPSC, Amana Refrigeration Inc. of Amana, Iowa, is announcing a recall to repair certain models of Modern Maid brand single gas wall ovens. The ovens may overheat the floor of surrounding cabinets and cause a fire.

Amana is aware of 35 incidents of the oven overheating, including one fatality allegedly caused by an oven fire.

The wall ovens, measuring 29-1/8 inches high, 23-5/8 inches wide and 21-3/4 inches deep, were sold under the brand name "Modern Maid" and available in six colors: Fresh Avocado, Coffee, Harvest Wheat, Almond, Snow, and Black Glass. Appliance retailers sold approximately 6,480 ovens nationwide between 1979 and 1984 for $699 to $719. The ovens have one of the following model numbers located on the front frame of the oven behind the lift-off oven door: QKO-751, QKO-751A, QGO-751, QGO-751A, DGO-751, DGO-751A, DKO-751, DKO-751A, QGO-851, QKO-851, DGO-851, or DKO-851.

Consumers should stop using the defective ovens immediately and call Amana toll-free at (800) 266-3535 for free installation of a corrective heat shield kit.