RECALL EXPANDED ON AUGUST 25, 2009
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Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa by Maytag brand Refrigerator Recall


Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard
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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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of Product: Maytag®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand refrigerators 

Units:  About 46,000 (1.6 million units were previously recalled March 2009)

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 23 additional reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 4 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage. 

Description: The recall includes certain Maytag®, 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

CN, CP, YY, YZ

MZ

Top Freezer

Refrigerators

CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH

CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245,  MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175, PTB195, PTB215


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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.