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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2004
Release # 05-050
Firm’s Hotline: (888) 330-3810
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Maytag Corp. Announce Recall of Jenn-Air Gas Cooktops
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced
recalls of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktops
Units: About 1,170
Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa
Hazard: The recalled cooktops have switches located too close to the
tubing leading to the grill burner. Electrical arcing can cause the
tubing to leak gas and ignite, resulting in a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received four reports of cooktops
catching fire during use as a result of a gas leak. There have been no
reports of injuries.
Description: The recall includes built-in Jenn-Air model JGD8348CDP
downdraft gas cooktops. They have serial numbers xxxxxxxEA through
xxxxxxxER. The cooktops were manufactured by Maytag between January 1,
2004 and September 17, 2004. The model name and serial number are
printed on a label on the vent fan housing, which is visible in the
cabinet under the cooktop.
Sold at: Appliance stores nationwide from January 2004 through
2004 for about $2,000.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Customers who have purchased one of these recalled cooktops
should contact Maytag to schedule a free, in-home repair. Consumers
should stop using the grill or burners activated by the two left hand
controls until the repair is completed. The center and right hand
burners can be used.
Consumer Contact: Contact Maytag Corp. at (888) 330-3810 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
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