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Prizer-Painter Stove Works recalls gas ranges and wall ovens

Accumulated gas can ignite, posing a burn hazard when oven door is opened

Photo source: CPSC
Prizer-Painter Stove Works of Blandon, Pa., is recalling about 9,700 BlueStar and Big Chill gas ranges and wall ovens sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Use of the convection oven fan during pre-heating or broiling can cause accumulated gas to ignite, posing a burn hazard to consumers when oven door is opened.

The firm has received 51 reports of flames or flares due to delayed gas ignition, including seven reported minor burns.

This recall involves seven different series of BlueStar and Big Chill free-standing ranges and one series of gas-powered wall ovens.

The BlueStar or Big Chill logos are on the front of the oven door. The recalled gas ranges and ovens were sold in a variety of colors, including stainless steel, white, green, orange, aqua, dark blue and black with gold trim.

Gas ranges or wall ovens with model and serial numbers can be found on the CPSC's website here.

The model and serial number are located on the serial plate. On the open burner gas ranges (star shaped burners), the serial plate is under the cast iron grates on the left side. On the sealed burner gas ranges (round burners), the serial plate is underneath the back guard, which is removable. On the gas wall ovens, the serial plate is behind the control panel on the left wall.

The gas ranges and ovens, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at specialty appliance stores and kitchen equipment dealers nationwide from May 2015, through October 2017 for between $3,300, and $18,100.

What to do

Consumers should immediately turn off the convection fan and keep it turned off. Contact Prizer-Painter Stove Works to schedule a free repair.

Consumers may contact Prizer-Painter Stove Works at (800) 449-8691 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at or for more information.

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