Note: The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2006
Release # 06-181
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recalls in voluntary cooperation with the firms listed below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sunbeam Gas Range
Units: About 3,600
Importer and Distributor: Petters Consumer Brands, LLC, of Minnetonka, Minn.
Manufacturer: Atlas Industrial S.A. of San Josè, Costa Rica
Hazard: These ranges lack an adequate heat shield, and can cause scorching of certain flooring materials directly under the appliance.
Incidents/Injuries: Petters Consumer Brands has received two reports of scorched floors. No injuries or other damage has been reported.
Description: The recalled Sunbeam branded gas ranges are various colors and show the Sunbeam brand name on the backguard panel.
Sold by: Appliance stores nationwide from February 2006 through May 2006 for between $200 and $400.
Manufactured In: Costa Rica
Remedy: The firm is out of business. If the Sunbeam gas range was purchased between February 2006 and May 2006, discontinue use of the oven portion, but consumers can continue using the stovetop.
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.
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