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Maytag, Samsung Washers Recalled

Posted March 21, 2007 5:24 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2007 9:35 p.m. EDT

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday issued a recall for 250,000 Maytag and 20,000 Samsung front-loading washing machines.

Water can leak onto electrical connections, which could pose a fire hazard, officials said. The two manufacturers reported a total of six incidents in which a circuit board ignited.

The machines were sold between April 2005 and last August.

Customers should contact the manufacturers to find out how to get a free repair.

Maytag can be reached at www.washerrecall.com or 800-868-5109.

Samsung can be reached at www.samsung.com/washerrecall or 800-515-7902.