Monday, March 30, 2009

Surprised? I'm Not

Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa, is recalling about 1.6 million refrigerators due to an electrical failure in the relay — the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor — that can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard. What's a few flames between friends??

Maytag has received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage. Try more like HUNDREDS of reports before they would do anything. These 41 are just from people with lawyers and airtight cases. The other several hundred could be dismissed as "consumer negligence". I mean, who leaves an appliance plugged in all the time? You should unplug it when you leave the house. To get the mail.

The recall includes certain Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand side-by-side and top-freezer refrigerators.

Moral of the story: Maytag sucks harder than an open door on the space shuttle.

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