March 10, 2009
Refrigerators recalled in Canada
Health Canada says the Maytag Corp. is recalling various brands of side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators due to a possible fire hazard.
The federal agency said an electrical failure in the component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor can cause overheating and pose a serious fire danger.
Approximately 193,500 of the recalled refrigerators were sold in Canada under the Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amanda, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brands between January 2001 through January 2004 in black, bisque, white and stainless steel.
Consumers are advised to contact Maytag at 866-533-9817 to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and to schedule a free in-home repair.