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Arçelik electric ranges being recalled following plumber’s death

Ranges2Arçelik A.S. is recalling of about 6,300 Blomberg and Summit electric ranges. The electric ranges can become energized because a screw wasn’t installed to secure the grounding strap during manufacturing, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards.

In August 2016, a 52-year-old plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died from electrocution when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object.

This recall involves Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS, and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges. The ranges were sold in stainless steel and black. A label on the lower frame of the range inside the over door has the brand name “Blomberg” or “Summit,” the model name and number BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS, or CLRE24 and a 10-digit serial number.

Serial numbers included in the recall are:

12 XXXXXX XX

15 XXXXXX XX

16 XXXXXX 03

16 XXXXXX 06

13 XXXXXX XX

16 XXXXXX 01

16 XXXXXX 04

16 XXXXXX 07

14 XXXXXX XX

16 XXXXXX 02

16 XXXXXX 05

16 XXXXXX 08

The ranges were sold by AJ Madison, State Street Discount, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2012 through March 2017. The cost was between $1,000 and $1,500.

They were manufactured by Arçelik A.S. in Turkey.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ranges and avoid touching the range until electricity to the range is turned off at the fuse box, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Consumers should contact the firm to schedule a free on-site inspection and repair.

For more information, call Arçelik at 877-271-1489 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.blombergappliances.us and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

 

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