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.
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