|Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard
Maytag and CSA International announce a voluntary recall of Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard
TORONTO, ON – February 1, 2007 – In cooperation with CSA International, Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling approximately 201,540 Maytag® and Jenn-Air® dishwashers sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide in Canada from July 1997 through June 2001 for between $399 and $999 (Cdn). Dishwashers affected by this recall were manufactured in the United States. In some cases, the liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher's internal wiring, which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Consumers should immediately stop using these dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. Contact Maytag for either a free in-home repair, or a $75 (U.S.) cash back reimbursement following the purchase of a new Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Whirlpool® or KitchenAid® dishwasher. Consumers should not return the dishwasher to the retailer where it was purchased, as retailers are not prepared to take units back.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag Limited toll-free at 1-800-675-0535 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.repair.maytag.com.
About CSA International
CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA's marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.orgVersion française disponible