Ohio company recalls refrigerators, freezers sold under Maytag, Amana

Ohio company recalls refrigerators, freezers sold under Maytag, Amana
 
Date September 28, 2005
Section(s) Business
Brief  
 
An Ohio company is recalling about 112,000 automatic defrost upright freezers and refrigerators.

W.C. Wood Co., Inc., says the defrost heater coil can become exposed inside the units, which poses a potential shock hazard to consumers.

In some cases, the exposed heater wire can melt or burn the unit’s interior plastic food liner.

The recalled single-door freezers and refrigerators are 15-, 17- and 20-cubic foot automatic defrost upright freezers and 17-cubic foot automatic defrost refrigerators that can be converted into freezers.

They were sold under the brand names Amana, Crosley, Danby, Maytag, Whirlpool and Wood’s.

The manufacturer label with the model number and date of manufacture is located on the inside of the cabinet.

A list of model numbers and dates of manufacture included in the recall is listed below:

* Amana: Model Nos. AFU1567, AFU1767, AFU2067

* Crosley: Model Nos. FFCR17, WCF15, WCF17, WCF20

* Danby: DUF1700, DFF1708

* Maytag: MQU1556, MQU2057

* Whirlpool: EV150NXM, EV170NYL, EV171NYM, EV200NXK, EV201NXM, EL7ATRRK, EL7ATRRM, EL7JWLKM, EL7JWKRM

* Wood’sF15, F17, F20, F42, F47, F55, WFF15, WFF17, WFF20, RFA17, RFC17, R47FM

The recalled freezers and refrigerators were sold at home improvement and appliance stores from September 2002 through February for between $400 and $1,000.

Consumers should contact W.C. Wood to arrange for a free in-home repair.

Consumers can call the company at (866) 493-3314 or visit the company’s Web site for more recall information.

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One Response to “Ohio company recalls refrigerators, freezers sold under Maytag, Amana”

  1. rdl Says:

    You don’t see the old advertisement about the Maytag repairman with nothing to do anymore. Are they all built overseas?

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