Maytag Recalls Potentially Fire-starting Fridges

The Maytag Repairman may not get much work, but his colleague over in recalls is keeping plenty busy these days, because the company is recalling 46,000 fridges due to an electrical failure that may start fires.

The Associated Press reports the recall follows Maytag’s recall of 1.6 million other refrigerators back in March. The AP reports:

The refrigerators in question are side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators made in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They cost between $350 and $1,600 and were sold from September 2000 to May 2004.

Frightening stuff, to be sure. Not quite as scary as the time Cherie from “Punky Brewster” got locked in the fridge, but close. Darn close.

Those who have been injured by rogue refrigerators are encouraged to tell this link all about it.

Maytag recalls more refrigerators [AP, Via Yahoo News]
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(Thanks, Mark!)

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