Frigidaire Recalls 35,000 Washers


Cleveland - Frigidaire has voluntarily recalled three series of clothes washers due to a possible fire hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an internal defect in the washers' drain pumps can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

 The recalled washers include top-load, 3.1-cubic-foot front-load, and laundry center combo-models that were sold between February and May under the Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Wascomat and White-Westinghouse brands.

The recall affects about 35,000 units, which were manufactured in the U.S. and sold nationwide by Sears and other retailers for between $300 and $1,100.

No incidents or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC is advising consumers to unplug the units and contact Frigidaire or Sears (if purchased there) to schedule a free repair. Both companies have established toll-free hotlines and dedicated Web pages to field repair requests.


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