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Stoves Recalled After Electrocution Death

A 52-year-old plumber was electrocuted last August while installing a dishwasher.

The Summit CLRE24.
The Summit CLRE24.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year.

The recall is for Blomberg and Summit electric ranges, which the commission says can become energized, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards. The recall notice states a screw wasn't installed to secure the grounding strap during manufacturing.

The ranges were manufactured by Arçelik A.S. of Turkey. They were imported by Beko of Bolingbrook, Ill.

The announcement references the Aug. 2016, death of a 52-year-old New Hampshire plumber who was electrocuted while installing a dishwasher.

The stoves are described as Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges that were sold in stainless steel and black.

Correction: The photos have been updated to depict the electric ranges that are the subject of the recall. 

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