Maytag Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE August 25 2009
MANUFACTURER Maytag
BRANDS Crosley, Magic Chef, Maytag
UNITS About 46,000
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®, 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 There have been 23 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 4 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.
SOLD AT Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide.
SOLD DATES September 2000 through May 2004
MANUFACTURED IN USA
REMEDY Consumers should immediately 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.
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 MZ AND ending with CN, CP, YY, YZ
MaytagTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245, MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175,PTB195, PTB215 AND ending with CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH
Magic ChefSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with MZ AND ending with CN, CP, YY, YZ
Magic ChefTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245, MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175,PTB195, PTB215 AND ending with CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH
MaytagSide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with MZ AND ending with CN, CP, YY, YZ
MaytagTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245, MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175,PTB195, PTB215 AND ending with CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH
CrosleySide-by-Side Refrigerator Any beginning with MZ AND ending with CN, CP, YY, YZ
CrosleyTop Freezer Refrigerator Any beginning with CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151, CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245, MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175,PTB195, PTB215 AND ending with CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH
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