TORONTO , Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Sears Canada has been advised by the Frigidaire division of Electrolux Canada Corp. of a potential safety hazard relating to certain washing machines and laundry centres. Laundry centres are comprised of a stacked washer and dryer combination. It has been discovered that an internal defect in the washer's drain pump can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The washing machines and laundry centres were sold through Sears Canada retail stores, online at href="http://www.sears.ca">www.sears.ca , and through the Sears Canada catalogue, between February 2009 and May 2009 . The affected model numbers and corresponding Sears item numbers are as follows.
The Frigidaire Washing Machines are front load models. The model and serial numbers are located at the top centre of the door frame. The Kenmore Laundry Centre model and serial numbers are located on the outer edge of the dryer door near the handle
Sears Canada will be contacting potentially affected customers to arrange for the free replacement of the washers' pump. Customers who have questions are encouraged to call 1-800-469-4663 (1-800-4-MY-HOME)
In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada urges customers who own an affected washing machine or laundry centre to cease use immediately. Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its retail stores to advise customers of this safety hazard. 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 198 corporate stores, 193 dealer stores, 40 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 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 href="http://www.sears.ca">www.sears.ca .
Source Citation:"Sears Canada Advised of a Potential Safety Hazard Relating to Frigidaire(TM) Washing Machines and Kenmore(TM) Laundry Centres." The America's Intelligence Wire (August 6, 2009): NA. Popular Magazines. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 24 Oct. 2009
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