The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall by Maytag Corp. of 1.7 million dishwashers due to an electrical failure of the appliances’ heating elements, which can cause a serious fire hazard. Maytag has to date received 12 reports of fires caused by the problem; fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
The recall affects certain dishwashers with plastic tubs sold between February 2006 and April 2010. Brands subject to the recall include Maytag®, Amana®, Jenn-Air®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag®, and Crosley® dishwashers.
For more information, including information about serial numbers of the dishwashers subject to the recall, go to the CSPC website.