Sunday, August 2, 2009

Frigidaire Recalls Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard

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.

Name of Product: Crosley(r), Frigidaire(r), Kelvinator(r), Kenmore(r), Wascomat(r), and White-Westinghouse(r) 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(r), Frigidaire(r), Kelvinator(r), Kenmore(r), Wascomat(r), and White-Westinghouse(r) top load washers, 3.1 cubic foot front load washers and laundry centers.

Product Type | Brand | Model | Serial Number

Top Load Washer | Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, White-Westinghouse | CTW100FW GLWS1749FS SWS833HS FTW3011KW KWS1349DS SWX703HQ FTW3014KW MWS939AS SWX703HS FWS1233FS SWS1233HQ WWS833FS FWS933FS SWS1233HS WWTW3000KW GLWS1439FC SWS1339HS GLWS1439FS SWS1649HS | XC90306228 to XC91606302

Front Load Washer | Crosley, Frigidaire, Wascomat, White-Westinghouse | CFW2000FW FTF530FS WE17N FCCW3000FS GLTF1570FS WTF330HS FTF1240FS WE17M | XC90501765 to XC91607678

Laundry Center | Crosley, Frigidaire, Kenmore, White-Westinghouse | 97812 CLCE900FW GLET1142FS 97912 FEX831FS GLGH1642FS 97962 FGX831FS GLGT1031FS C97812 FLGB8200FS GLGT1142FS C97912 GCET1031FS MEX731CFS C97962 GLEH1642FS SWSG1031HS CLCE500FW GLET1031FS SWXG831HS | 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, call Sears toll free at (888) 549-5870 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit Sear's Web site at www.sears.com .

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