I got a heads up from Ann Porter's KitchAnn Style a couple of days ago and it bears repeating.
The Maytag Corporation is recalling about 1.6 million refrigerators due to an electrical failure in the compressor relay that can cause overheating and pose a serious fire threat.
The recall includes certain Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand side-by-side and top-freezer refrigerators.
The affected refrigerators were sold in Department Stores and Appliance Stores in the US and Canada between January 2001 and January 2004. If your refrigerator is part of the recall, Maytag will provide a free in-home repair.
For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit Maytag's repair web site. If you own a Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Performa or Crosley refrigerator, please go to the repair website and compare you model number against those on the recall list. With 1.6 million of these things being recalled, I guess this means that the Maytag Repairman won't be so lonely after all.