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Electric ranges recalled after electrocution

Thousands of electric ranges are being recalled following the electrocution death of a plumber. (Source: USCPSC) Thousands of electric ranges are being recalled following the electrocution death of a plumber. (Source: USCPSC)
A company that sells Blomberg and Summit brand electric ranges is recalling thousands of them. (Source: USCPSC) A company that sells Blomberg and Summit brand electric ranges is recalling thousands of them. (Source: USCPSC)

(RNN) - A plumber's electrocution has prompted the recall of thousands of electric ranges.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using about 6,300 Blomberg and Summit brand freestanding electric ranges, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement Friday. 

"The electric ranges can become energized because a screw was not installed to secure the grounding strap during manufacturing, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards," the agency said. 

People should avoid all direct contact with the ranges until the electricity supply is shut off, the notice said, and should contact the manufacturer to schedule a free on-site inspection and repair. 

Arcelik A.S. can be phoned toll-free at 877-271-1489 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at arcelikrange.expertinquiry.com/

In August 2016, a professional plumber from Portsmouth, NH, died when he came in contact with an energized range and a grounded object.

The ranges were sold at stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2012 through March 2017 for between $1,000 and $1,500.

This recalled models are Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges.
The ranges were sold in stainless steel and black. 

A label on the lower frame of the range inside the over door has the brand name Blomberg or Summit, the model name and number BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS or CLRE24 and a 10-digit serial number.

Serial numbers included in the recall are:

  • 12 XXXXXX XX
  • 15 XXXXXX XX
  • 16 XXXXXX 03
  • 16 XXXXXX 06
  • 13 XXXXXX XX
  • 16 XXXXXX 01
  • 16 XXXXXX 04
  • 16 XXXXXX 07
  • 14 XXXXXX XX
  • 16 XXXXXX 02
  • 16 XXXXXX 05
  • 16 XXXXXX 08

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