FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Phone Number: (800) 724-7519
December 11, 1997
Release # 98-042
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), White Consolidated Industries Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling about 23,000 gas ranges to repair their oven burner assemblies. The oven burner assemblies could have been damaged during shipment or delivery. A damaged oven burner assembly can allow gas to flow into the home, which could cause a fire or an explosion.
White Consolidated Industries has received 14 reports of gas leaks linked to damaged burner assemblies. There have been no reports of fire or explosion and no injuries have been reported.
The oven burner assemblies involved in this recall are installed in Frigidaire, Tappan, White-Westinghouse and Gibson gas ranges that feature a pilotless ignition, but do not have a self-clean cycle. The gas ranges involved in this recall have 10 digit model numbers and 10 digit serial numbers. These numbers are located either under the range top cover on the left wall or in the oven or broiler drawer on the right side.
First Six Entries of Model Number
|Serial Number Range|
|970-33||VF72808400 to VF73714402|
|FGF333||VF71205887 to VF73713122|
|GGF333||VF72303525 to VF73310146|
|MGF300||VF72105043 to VF73712212|
|MGF311||VF72010854 to VF73510650|
|MGF316||VF72912839 to VF73711672|
|MGF324||VF71906196 to VF73712362|
|MGF331||VF72007660 to VF73802057|
|MGF345||VF72104790 to VF73712419|
|TGF330||VF72504892 to VF73404575|
|TGF332||VF72104950 to VF73713181|
|TGF334||VF72008614 to VF73714892|
|TGF335||VF72204981 to VF73810667|
Major department and appliance stores nationwide sold the gas ranges from June 1997 to October 1997 for between $200 and $450.
Consumers should stop using the gas range oven immediately. White Consolidated Industries has arranged for Frigidaire to service these gas ranges. Consumers should call Frigidaire at (800) 724-7519 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday to schedule an inspection, service and repair of the gas range free of charge. Consumers also can write to Frigidaire at 6000 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43017.
If consumers smell gas or hear a gas leak, they should immediately turn off the oven, open a window or door and call the gas company.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800