WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of Blomberg and Summit brand electric ranges have been recalled after a man died of electrocution the CPSC said.
The manufacture, Arçelik A.S. of Turkey and Beko US, of Bolingbrook, Ill. voluntarily recalled around 6,300 freestanding electric ranges. The CPSC officials said that the ranges can become energized because the screw was not installed to secure the grounding strap during manufacturing, posing an electrical shock and electrocution hazard.
A 52-year-old professional plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire died from electrocution when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object.
The recall affects the Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges, which were sold in stainless steel and black. The label containing the information including the brand name “Blomberg” or “Summit,” the model name and number are on a label on the lower frame of the range inside the overdoor. 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 sold by AJ Madison, State Street Discount and other stores nationwide, including online at Amazon.com. These units were sold from October 2012 through March 2017 for $1000-$1500.
All consumer are urged to stop using the ranges immediately and avoid all direct contact with the product until the electricity supply is shut off. Consumers should contact Arçelik A.S. to schedule a free on-site inspection and repair.
Contact Arçelik toll-free at 877-271-1489 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.blombergappliances.us and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page. Consumers should contact the firm to schedule a free on-site inspection and repair.
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