Safety Alert Number 0908282

Maytag Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard
Release # 09-322
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 533-9817
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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. Name of Product: Maytag(r), Magic Chef(r), Performa by Maytag(r) and Crosley(r) brand refrigerators
Units: About 46,000 (1.6 million units were previously recalled March 2009)
Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. , of Newton, Iowa
Hazard: An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire
hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 23 additional reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 4 reports of property damage ranging from
smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage. Description: The recall includes certain Maytag(r), Magic Chef(r), Performa by Maytag(r) and Crosley(r) brand side-by-side and top freezer
refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers
printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number
Side by Side Refrigerators
Serial Numbers ENDING with: CN, CP, YY, YZ AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with: MZ
Top Freezer Refrigerators
Serial Numbers ENDING with: CA, CC, CE, CG, ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH AND Model Numbers BEGINNING with: CT15G4, CTB152, CTL151,
CTM152, CTN151, MTB195, MTB215, MTB245, MTF195, MTF215, PTB155, PTB175, PTB195, PTB215
Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall. Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from September 2000 through May 2004 for between about $350 and
$1,600. Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Maytag to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and if so, to schedule a free
in-home repair. Consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: