FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Todd Hallidy
Phone: (302) 577-8314
Date: August 22, 2001
AMERICAN APPLIANCE AGREES
RETURN CONSUMER REPAIR MERCHANDISE
(Wilmington, DE) -- Attorney General M. Jane Brady announced today that her office, along with the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorney Generals' offices, have reached an agreement with American Appliance requiring the return of all consumer merchandise that was brought to American Appliance for repair, but never returned to consumers because of American Appliance's April, 2001, bankruptcy filing in Camden, New Jersey.
As a result of extensive negotiations between the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorney Generals' offices and American Appliance, American Appliance agreed to contact all consumers who left merchandise with American Appliance for repair, and to make it available for consumers to retrieve from its Pennsauken, New Jersey warehouse, on August 24 and 25 and August 27-30, 2001. All three Attorney Generals' offices will have staff on site to oversee the return of merchandise to consumers consistent with the agreement. Consumers should present a photo-ID when claiming merchandise.
Delaware consumers who brought in repair items to American Appliance who have not yet been contacted by American Appliance should contact the Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Attorney General's Office at (302) 577-8600 (New Castle County) or (800) 220-5424 (Kent and Sussex Counties) prior to visiting the Pennsauken, New Jersey warehouse.