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CPSC, Maytag Corp. Announce Recall of Washing Machines

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Recall Date:
September 27, 2005

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2005
Release #05-280
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 462-9267

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should contact the manufacturer or retailer for further instruction.

Name of Product: Maytag Front-Loading Washing Machines

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., of South Korea

Distributor: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa

Hazard: If the front-load washer is operated at maximum load capacity, the spinner could malfunction and break apart, posing a safety risk to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves white Maytag front-load washers with model number MAH9700 and a serial number from 10188468GA through 11683946GJ. The model and serial numbers are located inside the door opening and below the rubber boot.

Sold at: Major department and appliance stores nationwide from April 2005 through May 2005 for about $1,300.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should use care not to exceed the listed capacity of their machines, and should contact Maytag for a free in-home service call to replace the washer's control board.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Maytag at (800) 462-9267 anytime, or visit the company's Web site at www.maytag.com

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