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CPSC, Amana Announce Recall to Repair Gas Ranges

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Recall Date:
August 31, 1999

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (800) 266-3535 

August 31, 1999

 

Release # 99-164


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Amana Appliances, of Amana, Iowa, is recalling about 5,000 gas-fueled, down-draft ranges. The oven locking mechanism could unlock prematurely during the self-clean cycle, allowing the oven door to be opened. Burn injuries are possible to consumers if they are exposed to high oven temperatures.

Amana has received no reports of injuries with these ranges. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

These Amana gas ranges have model numbers AGDS901E and AGDS901WW located on the left side of the range below the oven and behind the utility drawer. The ranges are gas-fueled, slide-in models. The top cooking surface has two gas burners on the left side, a gas grill on the right side and the down draft vent in between. The ranges come in either in black or white. The name, "Amana" is written above the clock of these ranges.

Major department and appliance stores sold the gas ranges nationwide from October 1995 to July 1999 for between $1,500 and $1,600. Consumers with these ranges should not use the self-cleaning feature, but can continue to use their ranges for cooking. Consumers should immediately contact Amana to arrange a free service call to replace the self-clean locking mechanism. For more information or to arrange a free service call, call Amana at (800) 266-3535 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday, or access Amana's web site at www.amana.com.

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