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Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa
ManufacturedIn: United States
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.
Sold At: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2001 through January 2004 for between about $350 and $1600.
Product Details: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 1.6 million Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand refrigerators. An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.
Units: About 1.6 million
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:
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.
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