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These Stove Tops Are Being Recalled in Canada Because They Can Spontaneously Ignite

Narcity logo Narcity 2019-08-28 Lisa Belmonte
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Today the government of Canada has issued a recall for stove tops that can potentially be a fire hazard in your home. The type of cooktops involved are electric ones. The Canada stove top recall is now in effect so be sure to check your stove if you think it could be involved.

The recall is for Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir electric cooktops. They are being recalled specifically because the stove surface can heat up without you even turning it on. Because of that the stove tops pose a serious fire risk to overhead cabinets or things left on top of stoves when they're believed to be turned off. 

The products involved in the recall were sold between March 2017 and August 2019. Almost 3,000 of the affected products were sold in Canada. 

As of Aug. 9 there was only one reported incident in Canada but more than 100 incidents were reported in the U.S. leading to a voluntary recall of the products.

 

The affected products include 24 inch, 30 inch and 36 inch electric radiant and downdraft radiant cooktops.

It appears that the affected products are no longer shown on the Whirlpool Canada website. 

 
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In light of the recent recall, the government of Canada is urging consumers who bought this product in the time perioid mentioned to check the product model number and the serial number range of their stove top. 

You can check if your stove is a part of the recall here.

 

If it is a cooktop involved in the recall, you should contact Whirlpool to arrange for a free replacement and turn off the product immediately. You should also avoid keeping items near the cooktop. 

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