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Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa, Crosley Side by Side, top freezer refrigerators

Description: Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard News from CPSC 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 This recall has been expanded. 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: Figure 1: Side by Side model Figure 2: Top Freezer model Figure 3: Model/Serial Label [Source]

Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa, Crosley Side by Side, top freezer refrigerators Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date03/10/2009
Recall ID5151
Recall Number09145
Product TypeRefrigerators
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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