Thermador brand gas ranges recalled because of burn danger; no report of injuries

Monday, February 4th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A California company is recalling about 2,460 Thermador brand gas ranges because the oven door can get too hot, causing burns.

BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, has received one report of vented hot air causing dangerous temperatures, but no reports of injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.

The recalled ovens are 48-inch All-Gas Professional Ranges sold under the Thermador brand name. The ranges are stainless steel with small and large side-by-side ovens.

Only model numbers PRG484GGUS, PRG486GDUS, and PRG486GLUS and serial number ranges 98020001-98129999, 99010001-99129999, 20010001-20129999 and 81010001-81119999 are included in the recall. The model and serial number are on a plate behind the kick panel at the bottom front of the range.

Stores sold the ranges from March 1998 through November 2001 for between $5,540 and $6,370.

The government said consumers should stop using the small ovens immediately and contact their local Thermador service center to arrange a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Thermador toll-free at 1-800-735-4328 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.