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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 1995

Release # 96-021
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Amana Announces Recall to Repair Oven

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Amana Refrigeration Inc. of Amana, Iowa, is announcing a recall to repair certain models of Modern Maid brand single gas wall ovens. The ovens may overheat the floor of surrounding cabinets and cause a fire.

Amana is aware of 35 incidents of the oven overheating, including one fatality allegedly caused by an oven fire.

The wall ovens, measuring 29-1/8 inches high, 23-5/8 inches wide and 21-3/4 inches deep, were sold under the brand name "Modern Maid" and available in six colors: Fresh Avocado, Coffee, Harvest Wheat, Almond, Snow, and Black Glass. Appliance retailers sold approximately 6,480 ovens nationwide between 1979 and 1984 for $699 to $719. The ovens have one of the following model numbers located on the front frame of the oven behind the lift-off oven door: QKO-751, QKO-751A, QGO-751, QGO-751A, DGO-751, DGO-751A, DKO-751, DKO-751A, QGO-851, QKO-851, DGO-851, or DKO-851.

Consumers should stop using the defective ovens immediately and call Amana toll-free at (800) 266-3535 for free installation of a corrective heat shield kit.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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