David Dufresne Jr., a 52 year-old plumber from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was fatally electrocuted in August 2016 when he touched the energized range while installing a dishwasher.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ranges. Avoid all direct contact until the electricity supply is shut off at the fuse box. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

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 recall involves Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges. They are stainless steel or black.

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

There is a label on the lower frame inside the door with “Blomberg” or “Summit,” the model name, and number BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS, or CLRE24.

Recall for Stove Electrocution Hazard

Ranges with the following 10-digit serial numbers were recalled:

12 XXXXXX XX15 XXXXXX XX16 XXXXXX 0316 XXXXXX 06
13 XXXXXX XX16 XXXXXX 0116 XXXXXX 0416 XXXXXX 07
14 XXXXXX XX16 XXXXXX 0216 XXXXXX 0516 XXXXXX 08

Consumers should contact the manufacturer, Arçelik A.S. of Turkey, to schedule a free on-site inspection and repair at 877-271-1489 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.blombergappliances.us and click on “Recall Information.”

Electric Stoves Recalled After Plumber's Electrocution Death

Blomberg BERU 24100 SS

Electric Stoves Recalled After Plumber's Electrocution Death

Summit CLRE24

Electric Stoves Recalled After Plumber's Electrocution Death

Blomberg BERU 24200 SS

Source: Following Plumber’s Death, Electric Ranges Recalled by Arçelik A.S. Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards

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