Refrigerator recall

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Home Inspector with Pillar To Post - Professional Home inspections

 Hi Everyone,

I did a quick cut and paste on this one, but thought you might find it helpful. This is a factory recall (for both Canada and the U.S.) for Maytag and other makes of refrigerators. I had a recalled model and called the hotline number listed below and Maytag had a local service guy at my house within two days. they made fairly easy.

I hope it helps.

Steve

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2009
Release # 09-145

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 533-9817
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Maytag Recalls 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.

Name of product: Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand refrigerators

Units: About 1.6 million

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

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

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.

Description: The recall includes certain Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, 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 ENDING with

AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with

Side by Side
Refrigerators

AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, CA, CC, CE, CG, CJ, CL,
ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU,
ZW, ZY, ZZ

ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS

Top Freezer
Refrigerators

AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,
AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,
ZY, ZZ

AT, CT, MT, PT

Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2001 through January 2004 for between about $350 and $1600.

Manufactured in: United States

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

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.repair.maytag.com

Representative Models:

 

Picture of Recalled Side by Side model Refrigerator

Figure 1: Side by Side model

Picture of Recalled Top Freezer model Refrigerator

Figure 2: Top Freezer model

Picture of Recalled Refrigerator with Model/Serial Label

Figure 3: Model/Serial Label

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Thanks for catching this. Who knows how many people have one of these and never would know about this otherwise?

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