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30" Frigidaire Electric Range ES400 Controls, Self Cleaning Oven with Ceramic Glass Cooktop, Convection Bake and Roast
Kitchen
Appliances
Electric Ranges or Ovens (Excl Counter-top Ovens) (278)
ELECTROLUX/WHITE CONSOLIDATED    
Frigidaire
PLEF398CCD
VF40220596
 
 
Appliance Direct
Unspecified
3/2/2004
While opening the oven door on the stove the handle fell off and the oven door came apart in my hands. It just sort of exploded out on me. I had been roasting meat at 450 degrees when this occurred. As the door fell down it hit me on the shin slicing my leg open.

The cut looked deep and is approx. 2 - 21/2 inches long. I went to the local Emergency room and received six stitches and a tetanus shot.

Prior to this incident I did not experience any problems with the door or the door handle.

The oven is a self cleaning, convection range in a stainless steel finish. The metal part of the door with the glass window in it separated from the interior door that keeps the heat in the oven. The bolts that hold the handle on just fell on the floor. Neither of the bolts appear to be broken or damaged.
I had the oven on for approximately 1 hr. at 450 degrees.

We cannot figure out why the door separated. Had a child been in front of the door when that happened I believe the force could have done serious perhaps fatal damage.
8/16/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Self
Female
52 years
Yes
No
No
We called their (800) number to notify of the accident and to obtain either replacement or repair of product and reimbursement for medical expense.
Yes
N/A

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