This recall involves Viking and Brigade brand freestanding gas ranges. The recalled ranges come in widths of 30 inches (76 centimeters), 36 inches (91 centimeters), 48 inches (122 centimeters) and 60 inches (152 centimeters). They were sold in stainless steel as well as a variety of other colours and various surface burner configurations.
Model numbers and serial numbers that begin with the following characters are included in this recall:
|Model numbers starting with||Serial numbers starting with date codes|
|VGIC530 and CVGIC530||All|
|VGIC536 and CVGIC536||All|
|VGCC530 and CVGCC530||040108 through 010313|
|VGCC536 and CVGCC536||110108 through 010913|
|VGCC548 and CVGCC548||020109 through 010913|
|VGCC560 and CVGCC560||050111 through 010313|
|VGSC530 and CVGSC530||063008 through 063014|
|VGSC536 and CVGSC536||113008 through 063014|
|VGSC548 and CVGSC548||030109 through 063014|
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.
The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date (MM/DD/YY format). Model numbers will have additional characters at the end depending on the top configuration and product finish. For example, a CVGIC530 with 4 burners in stainless steel will be CVGIC530-4B-SS.
The ovens in the gas ranges can turn on by themselves when liquid drips from the stove top into the oven, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these ranges.
Viking Range has received 4 reports in Canada and 71 reports in the United States of the ovens in the gas ranges turning on by themselves. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage in Canada. In the United States, burn injuries were reported in three incidents, while property damage was reported in four cases.