Wolf Appliance Recall: Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. –On September 3, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products, Wolf Appliance Gas Ranges. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
Name of Product: Wolf Appliance Gas Ranges
Units: About 24,000
Manufacturer: Wolf Appliance Inc., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: When the range door is opened, a flash of flames can be caused by delayed ignition of gas in the 18-inch oven and pose a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: A total of 97 reports have been reported of units experiencing delayed ignition, including 15 minor burns. There have been no reports of fire, property damage, or death.
Description: The model numbers of the recalled Wolf Appliance 48-inch gas ranges are: P48, PS48 and R48. The gas ranges are stainless steel with a double oven. A “Wolf” appliance logo appears on the front of the larger oven door.
Sold at: Appliance stores nationwide from January 1998 through June 2008 for between $5,000 and $9,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers need to stop using the recalled gas range 18-inch oven immediately and contact the manufacturer to schedule a free, in-home repair. The large oven and all cooktop burners are not affected and may be used.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Wolf Appliance toll-free at (866) 643-6408 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.subzero-wolf.com/oven