The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® clothes washers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. There were about 35,000 units sold.
The distributor was Frigidaire of Cleveland, Ohio. An internal defect in the washer’s drain pump can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to the consumer. Thus far no incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves the Crosley®, Frigidaire®, Kelvinator®, Kenmore®, Wascomat®, and White-Westinghouse® top load washers, 3.1 cubic foot front load washers and laundry centers.
Sears and other retailers nationwide sold the products from February, 2009 through May, 2009 for between $300 and $1100. They were manufactured in the United States. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these machines. Consumers should contact Frigidaire or Sears (if unit was purchased there) to schedule a free repair. For additional information, contact Frigidaire at (800) 734-4519 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the company’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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