Frigidaire Recalls Certain Clothes Washers Due to Potential Fire Hazard



    TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - The Frigidaire division of Electrolux Canada
Corp. ("Frigidaire") has announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should unplug and stop using recalled products
immediately.

    Name of Product: Certain Crosley(R), Frigidaire(R), Kenmore(R), and
White-Westinghouse(R) front load, top load, and "Laundry Center" clothes
washers.

    Units: Approximately 7,322 across Canada.

    Manufacturer: Frigidaire

    Canadian Distributor: Frigidaire

    Hazard: An internal defect in the washers' 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/Models: This recall involves washers with the following model
and serial numbers ("Affected Washers").

    Sold by: Major retailers including Sears, and The Brick, and at
independent retailers across Canada.

    Dates distributed: The affected models were sold in Canada from
approximately February 2009 to May 2009.

    Manufactured in: The United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Affected
Washers and contact Frigidaire (or Sears Canada if the unit was purchased
there) to schedule a free repair.
    Consumers should confirm whether they have one of the Affected Washers by
checking the serial plate, and matching both the serial and model numbers
provided below.

    Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact Frigidaire toll free any time
at 1-877-551-7327, or visit the firm's Web site at www.laundrypumprecall.ca or
in French at www.rappelpompebuanderie.ca. Consumers who purchased their
product at Sears Canada should call Sears Canada toll free any time at
1-800-469-4663 (1-800-FORMYHOME).

    Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by UL.
For more information about the product certification process please visit:
www.UL.com.

    
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    Type of Washing
        Machine        Brands               Models          Serial Numbers(*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Top Load Washer    Crosley,      CTW100FW, FWS1233FS,     XC9O306228 to
                       Frigidaire,   FWS933FS, GLWS1439FS,    XC91606302
                       White-        GLWS1749FS, WWS833FS
                       Westinghouse
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Front Load Washer  Frigidaire    FTF124OFS, FTF53OFS,     XC9O501765 to
                                     GLTF157OFS               XC91607678
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laundry Center     Frigidaire,   C97812, C97912, C97962,  XE85104013 to
                       Kenmore       GCET1O31FS, MEX731CFS    XE91603486
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (*) Not all serial numbers within these ranges are affected. Consumers
        with washers that fall within these ranges should contact Frigidaire
        or Sears Canada (if they purchased the product from Sears Canada) to
        determine whether their washer is affected, and to arrange a service
        call, if necessary.
    

    Laundry Center

    Serial Number Location: Open the door to the dryer, and the model and
serial number are located on the outer edge of the door near the handle.

    Front Load Washer

    Serial Number Location: Open the door, and the model and serial number
are located with other information at the top, centre.

    Top Load Washer

    Serial Number Location: Open the lid, and the model and serial number are
located on the top right hand corner of the underside of the lid.





For further information:

For further information: Frigidaire Product Recall Website:
www.laundrypumprecall.ca; Frigidaire Media Contact: Tony Evans, (614)
761-2633; Frigidaire Toll Free Number: 1-877-551-7327; Sears Canada Toll Free
Number: 1-800-469-4663

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