CPSC, Maytag Corp. Announce Recall to Repair Gas Ranges

RELEASE DATE March 27 2003
MANUFACTURER Maytag
BRANDS Maytag
UNITS About 23,000
HAZARD The range can experience a delayed ignition flashback fire in the upper oven, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
DESCRIPTION The Gemini ranges are free standing, have separate upper and lower ovens, and come in white, black, bisque and a stainless finish. The "Maytag" and "Gemini" names and logos appear on the control panel.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been nine reports of flashback fires, including three minor burn injuries and incidents where consumers suffered singed hair or clothing.
SOLD AT Retail appliance stores nationwide.
SOLD DATES July 2002 through February 2003
REMEDY Consumers should immediately stop using the upper oven self-clean and broil features and consumers should not use the upper oven simultaneously with the lower oven. Consumers should contact Maytag to arrange for a free, in-home repair by an authorized Maytag Customer Service contractor.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 580-9177
Contact Site: www.maytag.com 
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
MaytagGas ranges MGR6772  CA through CC
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