Viking Ranges Recalled Because They can Turn on by Themselves

VGCC548_4GQ_largeViking Range has recalled about 60,300 gas ranges because they pose a burn hazard. According to the company, the ovens can turn on by themselves.

There have been a total of 75 reports of gas ranges turning on by themselves, including three reports of burns and four reports of property damage claims, with one claim resulting in a payment of $850. The recalled freestanding gas ranges were sold in stainless steel, black, white and 21 different colors and finishes. They come in several surface configurations:  All burners or burners with griddle and/or grill.

When the range is not hot, consumers should search for model and serial numbers. They can be found on a label in one of three locations: on the bottom of the control panel above the door, on the front of the oven cavity below the control panel, or on the inside of the left side panel. Check the CPSC notice for a list of model and serial numbers.

The ranges were sold in the U.S. and Canada at ABT, Ferguson, Morrison, Pacific Sales, PC Richard & Son and other stores from July 2007 through June 2014 for between $4,000 and $13,000. Consumers should immediately contact Viking Range to schedule a free in-home repair. In the meantime, consumers can contact Viking Range for steps to avoid a burn injury.

Source: CPSC

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