The Maytag Corporation is recalling another 46,000 Maytag, Magic Chef,
Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand refrigerators, because of an electrical failure that can cause overheating leading to a possible fire.
Maytag issued a recall of the refrigerators in March of this year and has received an additional 23 reports of incidents stemming from an electrical failure in the refrigerator’s relay. There have been 4 reports of fire and smoke causing property damage. So far no one has been injured or killed by the faulty refrigerators.
The recalled refrigerators include side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators. Model and serial numbers can be located by the printed 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|
The refrigerators were sold at department and appliance stores, as well as by homebuilders, around the country between September 2000 and May 2004.
Consumers should contact Maytag to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and if so, to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased.
Details: by phone at 866-533-9817; by Web at http://www.repair.maytag.com.
The refrigerators were manufactured in the United States by Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa,