Massachusetts Personal Injury News

Can Refrigerators Cause Fire?

Yes, defective refrigerators can cause fire.

Last year the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 1.6 million Maytag refrigerators due to a fire hazard.

The CPSC and Maytag Corporation of Newton, Iowa issued the recall because an electrical failure in the refrigerator’s relay posed a risk of fire. The relay is the component that engages the refrigerator’s compressor.

According to the CPSC report, an electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator’s compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard. Maytag received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.

Check your refrigerator for the recalled models at the CPSC website.

back to top

We Can Help You Find the Answers

Get a Free Consultation

Fill out this form to receive a free no obligation consultation from the attorneys at Kiley Law Group or give us a call toll free at: (888) 208-1695

Kiley Law Group

342 North Main Street P.O. BOX 3040
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
Phone: (978) 474-8670
Fax: (978) 474-8946
Toll Free: (888) 208-1695
Email: contact@tomkileylaw.com

Connect With us

Copyright © 2014 Kiley Law Group, LLC, All Rights Reserved, Reproduced with Permission. Boston Personal Injury Attorneys and Massachusetts Product Liability Lawyers serving communities throughout Massachusetts.

Boston Defective Product Lawyer Disclaimer: The Massachusetts defective product, product liability, product recall, or other personal injury legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney or Boston Personal Injury Lawyer for a consultation on your particular personal injury matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Massachusetts.

Search Engine Optimization and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Click Here to Chat