|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2001
Release # 01-145
|Electric Range Recall Hotline: (800) 462-9267
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Maytag Announce Recall of Electric Ranges
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling about 13,000 Crosley and Magic Chef electric ranges. Liquid can enter the indicator light and can cause sparking and flaming in the light, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.
Maytag has received fifteen reports of flames in the indicator lights. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled electric ranges are 30-inch free-standing units with the control panel in the front between the door panel and main top. The Crosley brand name ranges have model numbers CE35000AAW or CE35000AAT, and the Magic Chef brand name ranges have model numbers CER1110AAT or CER1110AAH. The brand names can be found on the control panel or the back guard panel and the model number can be located by opening the storage drawer and looking at the tag on the left side.
Appliance stores and distributors nationwide sold the ranges from January 2000 through March 2001 for between $270 and $290.
Consumers should stop using their electric ranges immediately and disconnect power to them. Consumers should call Maytag toll-free (800) 462-9267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a free in-home repair or log on to the company's website at www.maytag.com to schedule the repair.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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