Jenn-Air gas ranges recalled

Jenn-Air gas ranges recalled
Date November 18, 2004
Section(s) Business
(AP) — Maytag Corp. has recalled more than 1,100 of its Jenn-Air gas ranges because switches are too close to the gas tubing, resulting in a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

The recall includes built-in models of the Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktop, model JGD8348CDP.

The CPSC reported that the switches installed too close to the gas tubing can cause electrical arcing, leading to a gas leak.

Maytag has received four reports of the range catching fire as a result of a gas leak. No injuries were reported.

The ranges were manufactured between January and September 2004 and sold for about $2,000. The model name is printed on a label on the vent fan housing, which is in the cabinet under the cooktop.

Customers who purchased one of the ranges should contact Maytag to schedule a free, in-home repair, the CPSC said.

Consumers should stop using the grill or burners activated by the two left hand controls until the repair is done. The center and right hand burners can be used.

Customers can call Maytag Corp. at (888)-330-3810.


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