MAYTAG AND CSA INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE A VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DISHWASHERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
In cooperation with CSA International, Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling approximately 201,540 Maytag® and Jenn-Air® dishwashers sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide in Canada from July 1997 through June 2001 for between $399 and $999 (Cdn). Dishwashers affected by this recall were manufactured in the United States. In some cases, the liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come into contact with the dishwasher’s internal wiring, which can short-circuit and ignite, posing a potential fire hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Maytag has received a report of one confirmed incident in Canada.
The recall involves Maytag® and Jenn-Air® under counter or portable plastic tub dishwashers. The dishwashers have black, white, almond, bisque or stainless steel front panels. The following model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the dishwasher’s plastic frame on top of or to the left of the door opening. Consumers should contact Maytag to determine if their dishwasher is included in this recall.
|Brand||Model numbers MUST begin with…||AND serial numbers MUST end with…|
|Maytag brand||MDB3, MDB4, MDB5, MDB6, MDB7, MDB8, MDB9, MDBD, MDC3, MDC4, MDC5, DWU9||SM, SQ, SS, SU, SW, SY, SZ, UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ|
|Jenn-Air brand||JDB3, JDB4, JDB5, JDB6,JDB7||UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ|
Consumers should immediately stop using these dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. Contact Maytag for either a free in-home repair, or a $75 (U.S.) cash back reimbursement following the purchase of a new Maytag®, Jenn-Air®, Whirlpool® or KitchenAid® dishwasher. Consumers should not return the dishwasher to the retailer where it was purchased, as retailers are not prepared to take units back.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag Limited toll-free at 1-800-675-0535 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.repair.maytag.com .
Manufacturer Media Contact: Monica Teague, Media Relations Manager, Whirlpool Corporation, 1-269-923-7405 or e-mail [email protected]
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 billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.
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