Electrolux Stove Recall Reannouncement: What You Need to Know

by | May 29, 2024 | Burn Injury, Defective Product, Product Liability, Product Recall

In a move to ensure consumer safety, Electrolux and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have reannounced a recall of several models of its stoves due to safety hazards. This is a massive recall that affects hundreds of thousands of units across the United States and Canada. Since the initial recall in 2009, there have been more than 200 reports of incidents related to the stoves. Recalls like this one underscore the importance of addressing safety concerns promptly.

Below, the product liability lawyers at Kherkher Garcia provide a comprehensive overview of the recall, including what models are affected, the reasons behind the recall, and the steps consumers need to take.

The Scope of the Recall

The recall involves specific models of Electrolux and Frigidaire gas stoves. The primary concerns include the following:

  • Units can turn on spontaneously without being switched on
  • Units can fail to turn off after being switched off
  • Units can heat to different temperatures than selected

Since 2009, there have been at least 212 reports of incidents involving the stoves, including at least 14 fires, and eight injuries. The injuries included burns and smoke inhalation.

This reannouncement aims to reach any consumers who may have missed the initial notice and to ensure that all affected units are repaired or replaced. The recall affects a variety of models manufactured between June 2001 and August 2009. They were sold at Sears stores and independent retailers. The models subject to recall include certain units of:

  • Frigidaire
  • Frigidaire Gallery
  • Frigidaire Professional
  • Kenmore Elite

Each model can be identified by its model numbers, which are typically found on the unit’s frame behind the oven door or on the back panel. Affected model numbers include:

  • FEFBZ90GC*
  • FEFLZ87GC*
  • GLEF396AB*
  • GLEF396AQ*
  • GLEF396AS*
  • GLEF396CQ*
  • GLEF396CS*
  • GLEFM397DB*
  • GLEFM397DQ*
  • GLEFM397DS*
  • LEEFM389FE*
  • PLEF398AC*
  • PLEF398CC*
  • PLEF398DC*
  • PLEFM399DC*
  • PLEFZ398EC*
  • PLEFZ398GC*
  • 990121*
  • 990131*
  • 990141*
  • 990191*

Consumers are urged to check these numbers against the list provided on the CPSC’s official recall page to determine if their unit is affected.

Steps for Consumers

If you own one of the recalled stoves, it is crucial to take immediate action. Here are the steps you should follow:

  • Check the Model and Serial Number: Verify if your stove is part of the recall by checking the model and serial number. These can be found on the stove’s frame or back panel.
  • Contact Electrolux: If your stove is part of the recall, contact Electrolux for further instructions. They have set up a dedicated hotline and website to assist consumers.
  • Stop Using the Stove: Until the issue is resolved, discontinue using the stove to prevent any risk of fire or injuries.
  • Schedule a Repair or Replacement: Electrolux is offering free repairs for the affected units. In some cases, they may also provide a replacement stove.

Recalls like these are a reminder of the importance of product safety standards and the need for companies to act swiftly in addressing any defects.

What Injuries Can Occur Due to a Recalled Electric Stove?

Recalled electric stoves can pose a variety of risks that can lead to several types of injuries. These injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on the nature of the defect and the circumstances under which the stove is used. Here are some potential injuries that can occur due to a defective electric stove:


  • Surface Burns: Direct contact with an overheating stove surface can cause first, second, or third-degree burns.
  • Flame Burns: If the stove catches fire, users can suffer from burns caused by flames or hot surfaces.
  • Scalds: Overheating can cause liquids in pots and pans to boil over and spill, leading to scalding injuries.

Electric Shock

  • Direct Shock: Defects in wiring or insulation can expose users to electric shock, potentially causing serious harm.
  • Indirect Shock: Contact with water near faulty electrical components can lead to electric shock, especially if the stove is not properly grounded.


  • House Fires: Defective components can lead to electrical fires, which can spread quickly and cause severe burns, smoke inhalation injuries, or even fatalities.
  • Smoke Inhalation: Inhalation of smoke and toxic fumes from a fire can cause respiratory problems, ranging from mild irritation to severe lung damage or asphyxiation.


  • Explosive Burns: Certain defects can cause parts of the stove or surrounding areas to explode, leading to burns and shrapnel injuries.
  • Blast Injuries: The force of an explosion can cause blunt force trauma, fractures, or lacerations.

Cuts and Lacerations

  • Broken Glass: If the stove has a glass top that shatters, it can cause cuts and lacerations.
  • Metal Parts: Broken or malfunctioning metal parts can have sharp edges that might cut users.

It is essential to take recalls seriously and address them promptly to prevent these potential injuries. If you suspect your electric stove is part of a recall, discontinue its use immediately and contact the manufacturer for guidance on repair or replacement. Safety should always be a priority to prevent accidents and injuries associated with defective appliances.

What To Do if You are Harmed by a Recalled Electric Stove

If you or a love one are harmed by a recalled stove, you should take the following steps to ensure safety, address injuries, and seek appropriate recourse:

  • Seek Medical Attention: Immediately attend to any injuries. For serious burns, electric shocks, or smoke inhalation, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. For minor injuries, visit a healthcare provider.
  • Document the Incident: Record details of the incident, including the date, time, and nature of the injury. Take photographs of the injuries, the stove, and any damage. Keep medical records and receipts related to treatment.
  • Stop Using the Stove: Discontinue using the stove to prevent further harm. Unplug the stove and ensure it is not used by others in the household.
  • Report the Incident: Contact Electrolux or the retailer where you purchased the stove to report the injury. Provide them with detailed information and any documentation you have. This helps the company address the issue and may aid in their investigation.
  • Check Recall Instructions: Follow the manufacturer’s recall instructions, which may involve scheduling a free repair, replacement, or return of the product.
  • Contact Consumer Safety Authorities: Report the incident to consumer safety organizations such as the CPSC in the U.S. or Health Canada. This can help alert others to potential dangers and ensure proper oversight.
  • Consult Legal Advice: If the injury is severe, consult with a personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and potential compensation. Legal professionals can provide guidance on how to proceed with claims against the manufacturer.
  • Review Product Safety: Check other appliances in your home for recalls to prevent future incidents. Stay informed about product safety notices to protect yourself and your family.

By following these steps, consumers can address their injuries, contribute to safety improvements, and seek appropriate compensation for their harm.

How to Get Help after a Product Recall Injury

At Kherkher Garcia, we want our readers to have as much information as possible about potentially dangerous products. The reannounced Electrolux stove recall serves as a vital reminder for consumers to stay informed about potential safety hazards associated with consumer products.

If you have questions about a product recall or product-related injury, contact Kherkher Garcia to speak with a product liability lawyer. Our lawyers will carefully assess your situation and help you understand your legal rights. If you qualify to pursue compensation, we will help you fight for the justice you deserve.

Get the help you need by contacting us for a free product liability injury consultation. Call us at 713-333-1030, or complete our online form to get started.

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This article was written and reviewed by Injury Trial Lawyer and Founding Firm Partner Jesus Garcia. Jesus has been a practicing injury lawyer for more than 20 years. He has won $150 Million+ in Settlements and Verdicts for his clients. He is a force of nature in the courtroom and the trial lawyer you want on your side if you or a loved one have been seriously injured at work or on the road. Abogado Jesus Garcia is bilingual and passionate about being the voice in the courtroom for the spanish speaking community here in Houston, across the state of Texas, and throughout the Nation.

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