Dishwashers recalled due to fire hazard

The Maytag Corporation of Newton, IA and Benton Harbor, MI has announced the voluntary recall of about 1.7 million dishwashers, due to the potential of an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element.

The electrical failure can pose a serious fire hazard, according to a recall notice recently issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that have resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including a single report of an extensive kitchen fire. However, there have been no reports of injuries.

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


View the CPSC notice regarding Maytag’s recall of dishwashers.