Maytag Corp. Announces Recall of Washing Machines
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.
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 http://www.maytag.com/mths/general/product_safety.jsp?cs=0&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes