GE Appliances of Louisville, KY has issued a recall for about 1.3 million GE and Hotpoint brand dishwashers manufactured in the U.S.
GE has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard. The company has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled dishwashers were sold at appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.