Electrolux Initiates Safety Recall for Frigidaire Gas Cooktops Due to Gas Leak and Fire Risks
Product Affected: Frigidaire Stainless-Steel 30-inch 4 Burner and 36-inch 5 Burner Gas Cooktops.
Hazard: Control knobs with black shafts can fracture, creating a risk of gas leak or fire.
Remedy: Free replacement knobs.
Recall Date: August 31, 2023
Units Affected: Approximately 77,000
Electrolux Group has issued a voluntary safety recall for its Frigidaire 30-inch 4 Burner and 36-inch 5 Burner gas cooktops, citing concerns of potential gas leaks and fire hazards. The recall was prompted by defects in the cooktop’s control knobs which have a black shaft. These knobs are prone to cracking or breaking during regular use, increasing the risk of a gas leak or fire.
To confirm whether their appliance is affected by this recall, consumers should check the model and serial number, typically found on a label on the underside of the unit. The recall applies to model FFGC3026SS and FFGC3626SS, with specific serial numbers. The Electrolux Group is encouraging consumers to visit www.cooktopknobrecall.com to enter their model and serial number for confirmation.
Safety Measures and Remedies:
As an immediate precaution, Electrolux advises consumers to cease using the cooktops if they have plastic control knobs with a black shaft. The company is offering a free set of replacement knobs, and consumers are urged to contact them for this free remedy. Notably, knobs with a chrome-colored shaft are not impacted and can continue to be used. The company is making direct contact with all known purchasers to provide them with the necessary replacement parts.
The company has recorded 63 incidents related to the defective control knobs, including one case that led to a minor injury due to a gas leak and one instance that resulted in a fire.
The affected cooktops were retailed at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and other independent appliance stores across the United States from March 2016 to April 2022, with prices around $1,000.
For more information or to request replacement knobs, consumers can reach Electrolux Group through their website’s toll-free number or by email at [email protected]. Further details are also available at www.Frigidaire.com by clicking on the “Recall Information” under the “Owner Support” tab.
Electrolux Home Products Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the manufacturer and importer of the recalled units, which were made in China and Thailand. The recall has been designated with the number 23-269.
Consumer safety is paramount, and this recall is a step towards ensuring that all appliances meet the necessary safety standards.
Initiating a Fire Injury or Property Damage Lawsuit Over Recalled Frigidaire Gas Cooktops
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or property damage due to the recently recalled Frigidaire gas cooktops by Electrolux Group, legal remedies may be available. Filing a lawsuit could help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, loss of property, and other related damages. The recall itself serves as significant evidence, but proper documentation and evidence of the incident and subsequent losses are crucial for a successful claim.
Firstly, it is advisable to consult with an attorney experienced in product liability cases. They can guide you through the complex legal landscape and help you establish a strong case against the manufacturer, importer, or even the retailer. Keep all documents relating to the purchase and installation of the gas cooktop. It is also essential to document the incident itself thoroughly. This could include photographs of the damaged property, medical reports if there were injuries, and accounts from any witnesses.
While Electrolux Group is offering free replacement knobs for the affected models, this does not absolve them of liability for any harm their defective products may have already caused. If you have suffered a fire injury, burns, or property damage due to the faulty knobs on these gas cooktops, you may be entitled to damages. These could range from compensatory damages, covering medical bills and property repairs, to punitive damages if it is proven that the company was aware of the defect and failed to act responsibly.
Note that statutes of limitation apply to product liability lawsuits, so it is essential to act quickly. Legal processes can be lengthy, and initiating a claim sooner rather than later could be crucial for a successful outcome. Therefore, if you’ve been affected by this recall, taking prompt legal action is advised. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today for your free case review with one of our product injury lawsuit attorneys.
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