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Maytag Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard
« on: August 25, 2009, 01:18:17 PM »
Maytag Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

[b]Name of Product: [/b]Maytag®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand refrigerators

[b]Units: [/b]About 46,000 (1.6 million units were [url=http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=3323.0]previously recalled[/url] March 2009)

[b]Manufacturer: [/b]Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

[b]Hazard: [/b]An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

[b]Incidents/Injuries: [/b]Maytag has received 23 additional reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 4 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.

[b]Description: [/b]The recall includes certain Maytag®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number combinations:

 Serial Numbers [b]ENDING[/b] with[b]AND[/b] Model Numbers [b]BEGINNING[/b] with
Side by Side[br /]RefrigeratorsCN, CP, YY, YZMZ
Top Freezer[br /]RefrigeratorsCA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZHCT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152,[br /]CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245,[br /]MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175,[br /]PTB195, PTB215
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Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.

[b]Sold at: [/b]Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from September 2000 through May 2004 for between about $350 and $1,600.

[b]Manufactured in: [/b]United States

[b]Remedy: [/b]Consumers should immediately contact Maytag to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and if so, to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased.

[b]Consumer Contact: [/b]For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at [url=https://repair.maytag.com/repair/default.jsp]www.repair.maytag.com[/url]

Representative Models:

[img alt=Picture of Recalled Side by Side model Refrigerator" width="278" height="461]http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09145a.jpg[/img][br /][br /][b]Figure 1: Side by Side model[/b][br /][br /][img alt=Picture of Recalled Top Freezer model Refrigerator" width="289" height="525]http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09145b.jpg[/img][br /][br /][b]Figure 2: Top Freezer model[/b][br /][br /][img alt=Picture of Recalled Refrigerator with Model/Serial Label" width="291" height="235]http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09145c.jpg[/img][br /][br /][b]Figure 3: Model/Serial Label[/b]

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09322.html

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