Sears Canada Advised of an Expanded Safety Notice relating to Maytag(R) Refrigerators



    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Sears Canada has been advised by Maytag
Corporation of an expanded safety notice regarding a number of Maytag
refrigerator models. It has been discovered that an electrical failure in the
relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor, can cause
overheating and pose a serious fire hazard. In Canada, Maytag Corporation has
received reports of incidents without injuries.
    Some of the affected refrigerators were sold at Sears Canada retail
stores, online at www.sears.ca, and through the Sears Canada catalogue from
September 2000 to May 2004. The potential models affected are listed below and
include certain side-by-side and top-freezer Maytag refrigerators only. The
model and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the top middle or
left upper side of the refrigerator liner.

    
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           MAYTAG SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATORS
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    Serial Numbers ending with.... CN, CP, YY, YZ
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    STOCK No.                MODEL NUMBER
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    30735                    MZD2766GEB
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    30734                    MZD2766GEQ
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    30733                    MZD2766GES
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    30732                    MZD2766GEW
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            MAYTAG TOP MOUNT REFRIGERATORS
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    Serial Numbers ending with....CA, CC, CE, CG,
                                  ZB, ZD, ZF, ZH
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    STOCK No.                MODEL NUMBER
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    80995                    MTB1956GEB
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    80994                    MTB1956GEQ
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    80992                    MTB1956GEW
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    80195                    MTB2156GEB
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    80194                    MTB2156GEQ
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    80192                    MTB2156GEW
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    80495                    MTB2456GEB
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    80494                    MTB2456GEQ
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    80492                    MTB2456GEW
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    80564                    PTB1551GRQ
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    80562                    PTB1551GRW
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    80574                    PTB1553GRQ
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    80774                    PTB1753GRQ
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    80772                    PTB1753GRW
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    80974                    PTB1953GRQ
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    80972                    PTB1953GRW
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    80985                    PTB1954GRB
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    80984                    PTB1954GRQ
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    80982                    PTB1954GRW
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    80122                    PTB2153GRW
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    80185                    PTB2154GRB
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    80184                    PTB2154GRQ
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    80182                    PTB2154GRW
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    80572                    PTB1553GRW
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    Sears Canada will be contacting potentially affected customers to arrange
for the free repair of their refrigerator. Sears customers who have not been
in contact with Sears are asked to call 1-866-691-9948 to schedule an in-home
repair.
    The model numbers listed above are only for those products affected by
this expansion recall. For the complete list of affected refrigerators sold at
Sears Canada, please refer to the original Maytag Press Release dated March
2009 on sears.ca. From the bottom of the home page at www.sears.ca, please
select "Corporate Information" and then select Press Releases from the left
hand side menu.
    For a complete listing of affected refrigerator models not sold at Sears
please visit www.repair.maytag.com or the Health Canada website
www.healthcanada.ca under consumer product safety notices.
    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada will be posting notice
of this safety hazard in all of its retail stores to advise customers of this
safety issue. Sears Canada is bringing this matter to the public's attention
in the interest of consumer safety and apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 178 dealer stores, 64 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 107 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Michelle Lennard, Sears Corporate
Communications, (416) 941-4428, mlennar@sears.ca


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