Today Maytag announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 46,000 refrigerators under the Maytag®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand names, due to an electrical failure in the relay that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor. The flaw can lead to overhearing and poses “a serious fire hazard,” according to the recall announcement.
The company advises consumers who own a defective machine to call the Maytag Repairman to schedule a free in-home repair. The phone number is (866) 533-9817.
Today’s recall is an expansion of an earlier announcement. On March 10 of this year, Maytag recalled 1.6 million similar units with the same problem. Maytag says it has received 23 more reports of fires in the five-and-a-half months since the original notice.