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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following product safety alert is from the CPSC on May 21, 2015.

Viking Range is recalling gas ranges because the ranges’ ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Viking Range freestanding gas ranges sold in stainless steel, black, white and 21 different colors and finishes. The ranges were sold in various surface configurations: All burners or burners with griddle and/or grill. The ranges are about 36 inches tall to the top of the side trim, 30, 36, 48 or 60 inches wide and 24.5 inches deep to the end of the side panel. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label in one of three locations: On the bottom of the control panel above the door, on the front of the oven cavity below the control panel, or on the inside of the left side panel; which can be seen by removing the left front grate and burner bowl. Consumers should only search for the model and serial number when the range is not hot. Model and serial numbers beginning with the following are included in this recall:

Model Numbers

Serial Numbers

VGIC306

All

VGIC308

All

VGIC366

All

VGIC368

All

VGIC486

All

VGIC488

All

VGIC530

All

VGIC536

All

VGCC530

From 040108 through 010313

VGCC536

From 110108 through 010913

VGCC548

From 020109 through 010913

VGCC560

From 050111 through 010313

VGSC530

From 063008 through 063014

VGSC536

From 113008 through 063014

VGSC548

From 030109 through 063014


Viking Range has received 75 reports of gas ranges turning on by themselves, including three reports of burns and four reports of property damage claims, with one claim resulting in a payment of $850.


Consumers should immediately contact Viking Range to schedule a free in-home repair. While waiting for a free repair, consumers can contact Viking Range for steps to avoid a burn injury.

Sold at

ABT, Ferguson, Morrison, Pacific Sales, PC Richard & Son and other stores nationwide from July 2007 through June 2014 for between $4,000 and $13,000.

Manufacturer(s)

Viking Range LLC, of Greenwood, Miss.



Consumers can contact Viking Range toll-free at (877) 929-2581, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information at the bottom right of the homepage for more information.

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