1.6 Million Maytag Refrigerators recalled!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maytag, today announced a voluntary recall of nearly 1.6 million refrigerators due to a fire hazard. According to Maytag’s website, an electrical failure in the relay, a component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.
The Maytag 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:
Side by side refrigerators with serial numbers ending in: 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
Side by side refrigerators with model numbers beginning in: ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Top freezer refrigerators with serial numbers ending in: AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR, AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW, ZY, ZZ
Top freezer refrigerators with model numbers beginning in: AT, CT, MT, PT
According to Maytag, they have received 41 reports or refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage.
You should immediately contact Maytag to determine if your refrigerator is included in the recall and to schedule a free in-home repair. Maytag says consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased.
For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site HERE.
Sheesh. First Peanut Butter and now Refrigerators. Is nothing sacred?