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Electrolux, Frigidaire Stoves Recalled

Company is recalling about 122,000 Canadian-made Frigidaire and Electrolux stoves that can heat unexpectedly and fail to turn off.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Electrolux is recalling about 122,000 stoves that can heat unexpectedly and fail to turn off.

The Canadian-made Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges have been implicated in three fires that caused property damage, as well as three minor burns.

Liquid can pool under the control knobs on the stoves, causing the heating element to turn on without warning, to heat to higher-than-expected temperatures and to not turn off when expected, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Electrolux Home Products Inc. has received 70 reports of incidents for the recalled stoves, which were sold between January 2005 and August 2010.

The CPSC urges consumers to stop using the recalled stoves, as well as to unplug the ranges or power off the cooktops at the circuit breaker.

For a free repair kit, contact Electrolux at 888-281-5310.

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