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Maytag Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktops

Description: Maytag Corp. Recall of Jenn-Air Gas Cooktops NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2004 Release # 05-050 Firm's Hotline: (888) 330-3810 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Maytag Corp. Announce Recall of Jenn-Air Gas Cooktops WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktops Units: About 1,170 Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa Hazard: The recalled cooktops have switches located too close to the gas tubing leading to the grill burner. Electrical arcing can cause the tubing to leak gas and ignite, resulting in a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received four reports of cooktops catching fire during use as a result of a gas leak. There have been no reports of injuries. Description: The recall includes built-in Jenn-Air model JGD8348CDP downdraft gas cooktops. They have serial numbers xxxxxxxEA through xxxxxxxER. The cooktops were manufactured by Maytag between January 1, 2004 and September 17, 2004. The model name and serial number are printed on a label on the vent fan housing, which is visible in the cabinet under the cooktop. Sold at: Appliance stores nationwide from January 2004 through September 2004 for about $2,000. Manufactured in: U.S. Remedy: Customers who have purchased one of these recalled cooktops should contact Maytag to schedule a free, in-home repair. Consumers should stop using the grill or burners activated by the two left hand controls until the repair is completed. The center and right hand burners can be used. Consumer Contact: Contact Maytag Corp. at (888) 330-3810 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.maytag.com Jenn-Air Downdraft Cooktop Vent Fan Housing Rating Plate (far left label) [Source]

Maytag Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktops Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date11/17/2004
Recall ID2824
Recall Number05050
Product TypeOvens/Stoves/Ranges/Microwaves
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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