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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 232-9389
August 2, 2006
Release # 06-222
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Robertshaw FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves (installed in commercial cooking appliances)
Units: About 7,800
Manufacturer: Robertshaw Controls Co., of West Plains, Mo.
Hazard: These controls are designed to prevent gas from flowing when the pilot light is out. The recalled controls can remain on after the pilot light is extinguished. If this happens, gas can continue to flow to the main burner of the appliance, which poses a risk of a gas explosion and fire.
Incidents/Injuries: Robertshaw Controls Co. has received one report of a gas ignition incident, which resulted in two minor injuries.
Description: The FS Flame Switches and FM Automatic Safety Valves being recalled are installed on natural and liquid propane (LP) gas commercial cooking equipment, such as ranges, pasta cookers, deep fat fryers or griddles. The recalled FS Flame Switches were installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Keating (of Chicago), PMI Food Equipment Group, Vulcan, Southbend, Blodgett, Toastmaster, and Wolf Range. The recalled FM Automatic Safety Valves were installed on the following commercial cooking equipment brands: Bari (Restaurant and Pizzeria), Southbend, and Blodgett. The model and/or serial numbers can be found on the cooking appliance identification plate located on the appliance. For a list of appliances with recalled switches and valves, visit www.robertshaw.com
Sold by: Original equipment manufacturers and food service equipment dealers to commercial food service providers (such as restaurants) nationwide from August 2005 through June 2006 for the FS Flame Switches and from April 2006 through June 2006 for FM Automatic Valves. Consumers who had cooking equipment installed or serviced before August 2005 are not affected.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers who believe they could have recalled safety valves on their cooking appliances should contact Robertshaw Controls Co. who will arrange for a free replacement, if necessary. If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Robertshaw Controls Co. toll-free at (800) 232-9389 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.robertshaw.com to review a list of the appliances with recalled switches and valves.
FS Switch 18
FS Switch 27
FM Automatic Safety Valves
La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados con el uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de muertes y lesiones vinculadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 40 años.
Para más información:
- Visite SeguridadConsumidor.gov.
- Reciba alertas electrónicas.
- Síganos en Twitter @SeguridadConsum, @USCPSC y en Facebook e Instagram @USCPSC.
- Reporte productos peligrosos o lesiones por productos en www.SaferProducts.gov.
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- Contacto para los medios de comunicación.
Por favor comuníquese con la CPSC si desea información al:
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