October, 18 2001
Wolf Range Co. Inc. and Wolf Appliance Co. LLC Recall Gas Ranges
CA. and Fitchburg, WI. (SafetyAlerts)
- Wolf Range Co. Inc. and Wolf Appliance Co. LLC are recalling
residential gas ranges for repair. Wolf Appliance Co. acquired the product
line in January 2000. Delayed ignition of gas in the ovens and broilers can
put consumers at risk of burn injuries and fires. The firms are aware of
three incidents of delayed ignition involving these ranges, including two
reports of consumers getting their eyebrows singed.
These gas ranges were sold under the Wolf® and Wolf Gourmet® brand names,
which are written on the front of the ranges. These are 30- inch, 36-inch,
48-inch, and 60-inch natural gas and LP ranges with the following serial
numbers: 60-10000000 through 60-1099999 and 11000957 through 11006106. In
most units, the serial number is located on the left side of the range
beneath the removable burner pan on the range top. On some 48 inch models,
the serial number is located in the same area on the right side. The ranges
were either stainless steel or black steel.
Kitchen designers and appliance stores sold these ranges nationwide from
January 1996 through June 2001 for about $2,000 for the 30-inch models to
about $12,000 for the 60-inch units.
Consumers should immediately stop using the oven and broiler on these units
and call to arrange for a free in-home repair. Consumers who purchased the
range before January 1, 2000 should call Wolf Range Co. toll-free at (866)
674-3554 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. Consumers who
purchased the range on or after January 1, 2000 should call Wolf Appliance
Co. toll-free at (800) 332-9513 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday. Consumers who are unsure of the date of purchase can call either
number and the operator will help them determine which firm to contact.