Recall: Residential Super-large Gas Dryers
On 2008-05-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Residential Super-large Gas Dryers due to a potential fire & burn and asphyxiation hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $1300.00.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Miele gas dryer recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Dryers category in 2008.
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What is the problem?
If the dryer is improperly installed, the dryer's internal gas fitting can loosen, posing a risk of gas leaking into the house. Any gas leak that is not detected can cause asphyxiation, a fire or an explosion. Also, one or both of the caps on the internal exhaust duct can become dislodged, which can cause lint to build up and be carried through the gas burner. This poses a risk of fire.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Miele gas dryers, model T 9820. The dryers are residential super-large capacity units that are white-colored. The serial number can be located on the rim of the door opening, and is written as "Nr:xx/" followed by an 8-digit number in the range from 66461685 to 89921848.
These items were sold new+ at Miele distributors nationwide between March 2007 and December 2007 for about $1,300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled dryer immediately and turn off the gas supply to the unit. The firm has sent direct notices to consumers. Consumers who have not had their dryer inspected should contact a Miele authorized service provider for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. Dryers serviced since January 23, 2008 have been inspected/repaired.
For additional information, contact Miele at (800)420-1813 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.miele.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Miele has received 11 reports worldwide in which consumers reported smelling gas after installation of their dryers. The firm has also received a report of a fire causing property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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