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      > Subject: FW: News from CPSC - Refrigerator Recall
      > Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:46:52 -0400
      >
      > FYI..
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Deborah Crouch [mailto:debcrouch@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:08 PM
      > To: Tina Inman; Lydia Sbityakov; Amy Schnitzer; Kathy Papst; Karla Green;
      > Andrea Dugger; Mary Rehm; Cheri Lee; Kelly Kunkel; Freda Dias; Michelle
      > Gaddy; Frances Shackles; Julia Hall
      > Subject: Fwd: News from CPSC - Recall
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      > From: listserv@...
      > Date: March 10, 2009 4:07:19 PM EDT
      > To: debcrouch@...
      > Subject: News from CPSC - Recall
      >
      > News from CPSC
      > U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
      > Office of Information and Public Affairs
      > Washington, DC 20207
      >
      > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      > March 10, 2009
      > Release # 09-145
      >
      > Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 533-9817
      > CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      > CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
      >
      > Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Name of product: Maytag(r), Jenn-Air(r), Amana(r), Admiral(r), Magic
      > Chef(r), Performa by Maytag(r) and Crosley(r) 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(r), Jenn-Air(r), Amana(r),
      > Admiral(r), Magic Chef(r), Performa by Maytag(r) and Crosley(r) 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:
      >
      > Type: 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)
      >
      > Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall
      > product, please go to:
      > http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09145.html
      >
      > ********************************************************
      >
      >
      > ********************************************************
      >
      > 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 or can injure children. 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 30 percent 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 www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can
      > obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at
      > www.cpsc.gov.
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