Maytag Recalls 1.6 Million Refrigerators for Fire Hazard
- Maytag Recalls 1.6 Million Refrigerators for Fire HazardThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of certain Maytag Refrigerators due to fire hazards. (To access color photos of the refrigerators recalled, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
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
- 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
- The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. handles fire cases caused by defective and recalled electrical appliances such as those manufactured by Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley.
- If you have suffered a fire caused by a defective refrigerator, or a defective electrical appliance, contact the experienced appliance fire attorney Steve Ferrell at The Ferrell Law Firm at (713) 800-0220 for professional legal assistance.