Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE March 10 2009
MANUFACTURER Maytag
BRANDS Admiral, Amana, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef, Maytag
UNITS About 1,600,000
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.
DESCRIPTION The recall includes certain Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Amana®, Admiral®, 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.
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.
SOLD AT Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide.
SOLD DATES January 2001 through January 2004
MANUFACTURED IN USA
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 Contact Phone: (866) 533-9817
Contact Site: www.repair.maytag.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
MaytagSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
Jenn-AirSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
AmanaSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
AdmiralSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
Magic ChefSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
MaytagSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
CrosleySide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS AND ENDING WITH 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
MaytagTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
Jenn-AirTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
AmanaTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
AdmiralTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
Magic ChefTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
MaytagTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
CrosleyTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with AT, CT, MT, PT AND ENDING with AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AP, AR,AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,ZY, ZZ
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