June 8, 2006

Petters Consumer Brands, LLC Recalls Sunbeam Gas Ranges 

Name of Product: Sunbeam Gas Range

Units: About 3,600

Importer and Distributor: Petters Consumer Brands, LLC, of Minnetonka, Minn.

Manufacturer: Atlas Industrial S.A. of San JosŤ, Costa Rica

Hazard: These ranges lack an adequate heat shield, and can cause scorching of certain flooring materials directly under the appliance.

Description: The recalled Sunbeam branded gas ranges are various colors and show the Sunbeam brand name on the backguard panel.

Sold by: Appliance stores nationwide from February 2006 through May 2006 for between $200 and $400.

Remedy: Customers who purchased a recalled Sunbeam gas range should contact Petters Consumer Brands to confirm that their unit needs to be repaired and, if so, to schedule a free, in-home repair. Until the repair is completed, consumers should immediately stop using the oven portion of the range. Consumers can continue using the stovetop portion of the range.

Consumer Contact: To make a repair appointment, consumers can call the firm toll-free at (888) 597-8660 between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday. Also, for more information, consumers can visit the firmís Web site at http://www.sunbeammajorappliances.com/recall.html