Whirlpool recalls dishwashers due to fire hazard

June 3, 2010 11:44:41 AM PDT
Whirlpool Corp. is recalling 1.7 million dishwashers sold under various brand names. There have been 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Whirlpool-made diswashers sold under the brand names Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers.

The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher.

The affected dishwashers were sold at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.

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