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Miele Recalls Gas Dryers Due to Leak/Fire Risk


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CPSC Alert #08-577

Miele Inc. in cooperation with the CPSC has recalled the products below. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Residential Super-large Gas Dryers

Units: About 3,100

Importer: Miele Inc., of Princeton, N.J.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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/â€

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