August 30, 1999
Amana Announce Recall to Repair Gas Ranges
AMANA, IA (SafetyAlerts) -
Amana Appliances is recalling about 5,000 gas-fueled, down-draft ranges because the oven
locking mechanism could unlock prematurely during the self-clean cycle, allowing the oven
door to be opened. Burn injuries are possible to consumers if they are exposed to high
Amana has received no reports of injuries with these ranges. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
These Amana gas ranges have model numbers AGDS901E and AGDS901WW located on the left side
of the range below the oven and behind the utility drawer. The ranges are gas-fueled,
freestanding models. The top cooking surface has two gas burners on the left side, a gas
grill on the right side and the down draft vent in between. The ranges come in either in
black or white. The name, "Amana" is written above the clock of these ranges.
Major department and appliance stores sold the gas ranges nationwide from October 1995 to
July 1999 for between $1,500 and $1,600. Consumers with these ranges should not use the
self-cleaning feature, but can continue to use their ranges for cooking. Consumers should
immediately contact Amana to arrange a free service call to replace the self-clean locking
For more information or to arrange a free service
call, call Amana at (800) 266-3535 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time Monday
through Friday, or access Amana's web site at www.amana.com.
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