PETALING JAYA: Some 5,800 households in Singapore have been affected by Electrolux’s decision to recall several models of its glass gas cooker hob, following reports of shattering glass tops and small explosions.
The four models EGT9637CKP, EGT7637EGP, EGT7637CKP and EGT7627CKP are not sold in Malaysia.
According to The Straits Times, Singapore’s safety authority – Spring Singapore – also advised those who bought the four models between 2014 and 2016 to stop using the appliance immediately.
“They should also contact Electrolux for a full refund once the company has collected or verified the model,” the authority was quoted as saying by the Singaporean daily.
Two renowned retailers, Courts and Ikea, had stopped the sales of the affected models yesterday.
It was previously reported that customers had been complaining about glass tops shattering and small explosions when using the cooker hobs made by the Swedish giant.
This included an allegation by a Shirlyn Lim who claimed there were “tiny pieces of glass flying in the air” when she was boiling water, after the appliance “exploded”.
Last month, two customers complained on Electrolux’s Facebook that their gas stoves exploded or shattered.
One of them said the blast was “so strong” her kitchen cabinet was dislodged, The Straits Times reported.
The complainant May Chen also said the false ceiling cracked and a family member was scalded by oil splattered by the explosion.
Electrolux has denied the products were defective, adding that its products complied with Singapore’s laws. It hasn’t explained the cause of the shattering and explosions.