Can anyone give me a time frame of when the anti-tip brackets began to be supplied / required by the stove manufacturers?
What difference does it make?
Because some DA Realtor will say it wasn’t a requirement when the stove was installed, you don’t need it unless you have children, or some other line of BS.
June 3, 1991.
All GE and RCA ranges have been shipped with the bracket since 1988.
I don’t care if the range was built in 1955, I write it up. Probably the most common thing I write up.
(Don’t inspect my house please!)
Your question is two-fold–“supplied” and “required”.
The two dates mentioned seem to answer each question.
I suspect yours is in the same place mine is…the kitchen “junk” drawer!:shock:
LOL… sorry Allen;-)
Anti-tip devices became a UL requirement June 3, 1991. Most major brand installation instructions require that ranges so equipped must be installed with the anti-tip device that is supplied with the range.
On ranges manufactured October 1989 and later, many ranges have also placed a warning label on the edge of the open oven door
As with this new home
Thank you all! It was an older stove but post 191. I am calling it out in the report but wanted the verbiage to read either ”required by the manufacturer” of “recommended by me”. Doesn’t take much to ruffle feathers around here.
They come with brackets?
my my my, the things you learn here.
Open the Oven Door.
The requirement will clearly be present on the interior of the oven door…
I agree with Joe, its a safety issue. Try this ask the RE if they want to assume the responsibility for it tipping over and possibly hurting some one. Let us know what the answer is if we don’t know already.
It is a Nanny state thing don’t worry leave yours off;-)
I use that often and include in reports…
Coming from a third party… generally no questions…
** Protect Against Range Tipping **
How you can do your PART to Protect Against Range Tipping
AHAM recently released a statement to the media on the importance of installing the anti-tip device that is provided with all ranges. To read the statement click here.
Did you know that improperly installed free-standing, slide-in and built-in kitchen ranges can tilt forward when someone applies too much pressure to an open oven door? The result may be injuries from the tipped range or scalds and burns from hot food and liquids.
- Make sure the proper anti-tip device is installed correctly. If you are remodeling your kitchen, buying a new range or building a new home, make sure the installer uses the anti-tip device provided by the manufacturer. Contact your range manufacturer, your appliance dealer or an authorized servicer for information and assistance.
- Always keep the range door closed when not in use!
- Never use the door as a step stool, seat or as a support for body weight or other objects.
Please be safety conscious when using a range and other appliances. Use them only for the tasks they are designed to do.
Consumers are urged to check whether an anti-tip device has been installed. Look under the range to see if an anti-tip device is installed on the floor (possibly affixed to the rear leg of the range), or gently pull the back of the range to see if it pulls off the floor. For your safety, you should not tilt the range more than 2 inches off the floor.
To download the Protect Against Range Tipping brochure click here (.pdf).
If you are a consumer seeking information or wish to obtain an anti-tip device, please find the brand of your range in the list below. Please have the model and serial number available when calling the manufacturer. The model and serial number can be found on the serial tag.
[size=2]Serial tags may be located by opening the drawer of your free-standing or slide in range. For drop in style units, look at the edge of the oven door. The specific location will vary by model, but it can be found on the inside of the oven door. [/size]
Ikea by Whirlpool
Town & Country
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This is interesting. I had my gas oven replaced about a year ago.
The guys who delivered it said they had to install it, to insure the gas and anti-tip were installed properly for warranty issues.
I was surprised by that comment as I also find anti-tips in drawers in new construction inspections.
The majority of installers leave them in the bags for consumers to use if they want to. In Kansas City if I inspected 10 homes this week I’d see 1 for sure installed MAYBE 2. AND its a simple statement to make in a report.
FYI - An anti-tilt device was not installed OR if present under the range it was not connected. This is a safety feature and prevents the range from tilting forward and accidentally spilling hot liquids or food. Even on brand new appliances, installers forget to connect them OR they leave them in the bag with the instructions for the owner to install if desired. These are now mandated by by UL since about June of 1991. Prior to that some manufacturers like GE or Hotpoint used them but they were NOT a UL requirement.
They are a simple and recommended safety device that a new owner should install.