Always plug major appliances, like refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers, directly into a wall outlet.

Safety Tips

Plug temperature-regulating products directly into wall outlets, this includes:

  • Clothes dryers.
  • Clothes irons.
  • Coffee makers.
  • Curling irons.
  • Microwave ovens.
  • Pressure cookers.
  • Refrigerators.
  • Rice cookers.
  • Stoves.
  • Toasters.
  • Toaster ovens.
  • Washers.

If you are unsure about a particular appliance or item that may be on a recall list, contact the consumer hotline at 800-638-2772 or visit

Washer & Dryer

  • Always remove lint from the trap before use.
  • Regularly check the dryer exhaust vent hose(s) behind the dryer. Bends and lint buildup can block airflow.
  • Promptly vacuum debris, especially fluffy debris, as this material is highly flammable and a small spark can set it on fire.
  • Never place rubber, plastic, foam, or any other material that made contact with flammable liquids in the dryer, even if it has been washed.
  • Never leave a dryer running while sleeping or if you are away from home.