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Maytag and Samsung Brand Front Loading Washing Machines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE March 21 2007
MANUFACTURER Samsung Electronics Co.
BRANDS Maytag, Samsung
UNITS About 20,000
HAZARD Water leakage onto the electrical connections to the washing machine's thermal sensor could cause an electrical short and ignite a circuit board, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
DESCRIPTION The recall involves certain Maytag and Samsung brand front-load washers. The Maytag washers have model numbers beginning with MAH9700 or MAH8700. The Samsung model number WF306BHW or a model number beginning with WF316. Not all serial numbers are subject to the recall.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been five reports of incidents involving ignition in the circuit board. Samsung has received one report of an incident involving ignition in the circuit board. No injuries, fires or property damage outside the washing machine have been reported.
SOLD AT Major department and appliance stores nationwide.
SOLD DATES April 2005 through August 2006
REMEDY Consumers should immediately contact the firm for information on how to receive a free repair. Consumers should not return the washing machine to the retailer where it was purchased.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 515-7902
Contact Site: www.washerrecall.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
MaytagFront Loading Washing Machine MAH9700  And ending with GA, GC, GE, GG, GJ, GL, GN, GP, GR, GT, GV, GX, JA, JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN
SamsungFront Loading Washing Machine MAH9700  Samsung models with the six-digit number 100001 through 799999 prior to a letter at the end of the serial number are subject to the recall
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