The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maytag Corporation announced today that Maytag is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers. The heating element in the dishwasher could fail, resulting in a fire.
Maytag says that so far there have been twelve reports of fires and dishwasher damage, including one resulting in extensive kitchen damage. Fortunately, there have been no injuries or deaths.
The brands affected are:
- Magic Chef
- Performa (by Maytag)
If you have one, immediately stop using it and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the circuit breaker for the dishwasher or unplugging the dishwasher.
To see the complete CPSC recall notice which lists the model numbers and serial numbers involved in the recall, see the recall notice: "Maytag recalls dishwashers due to fire hazard."
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