CSA International and Maytag Corporation Announce Recall to Repair Jenn-Air Gas Cooktops

January 19, 2005

In cooperation with CSA International, Maytag Corporation of Newton, Iowa is voluntarily recalling approximately 30 Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktops in Canada. The recalled cooktops have switches located too close to the gas tubing leading to the grill burner. Electrical arcing can cause the tubing to leak gas and ignite, resulting in a fire hazard to consumers.

Maytag has received four reports of cooktops catching fire during use as a result of a gas leak. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recall includes Jenn-Air model JGD8348CDP downdraft gas cooktops. They have serial numbers xxxxxxxEA through xxxxxxxER. The cooktops were manufactured by Maytag between January 1, 2004 and September 17, 2004. The model number and serial number are printed on a label on the vent fan housing, which is visible in the cabinet under the cooktop.

Consumers who have purchased one of these recalled gas cooktops should contact Maytag to schedule a free, in-home repair. Consumers should stop using the grill or burners activated by the two left hand controls until the repair is completed. The centre and right hand burners can be used.

Contact Maytag Corp. at (888) 330-3810 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s web site at www.maytag.com .

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group , which consists of CSA International, CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and QMI for management systems registration.

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Vent Fan Housing Rating Plate (far left label)