|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued July 30, 2009
Revised January 26, 2011
Release # 09-292
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 734-4519
Firm's Media Contact: (614) 761-2633
Transform for Kenmore brand products: (800) 659-7026
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 stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers
Units: About 35,000
Distributor: Frigidaire, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: An internal defect in the washer's drain pump can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® top load washers, 3.1 cubic foot front load washers and laundry centers.
|Top Load Washer
||Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator,
||XC90306228 to XC91606302
|Front Load Washer
||Crosley, Frigidaire, Wascomat,
||XC90501765 to XC91607678
||Crosley, Frigidaire, Kenmore,
||XE85104013 to XE91603486
*Not all serial numbers within these ranges are affected.
Model and serial numbers can be located as follows:
Top load washer = open the product's lid, and the model and serial number are located inside the product's lid, on the top, right hand corner.
Front load washer = open the door, and the model and serial number are located with other information at the top, center.
Laundry center = open the door to the dryer, and the model and serial number are located on the outer edge of the door nearest the door's handle.
Sold by: Sears and other retailers nationwide from February 2009 through May 2009 for between $300 and $1100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the machine. Consumers should contact Frigidaire or Sears (if unit was purchased there) to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (800) 734-4519 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm’s web site at www.laundrypumprecall.com. For consumers who purchased their product at Sears, contact Transform for Kenmore brand products toll-free at (800) 659-7026 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.