Whirlpool’s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following dishwasher products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
About 1.7 million dishwashers are affected.
The manufacture of the problem dishwashers is Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 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 Maytag®, Amana®, Jenn-Air®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand dishwashers 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 model and serial numbers are printed on a label located inside the plastic tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening. Serial numbers will start or end with one of the following sequences:
SERIAL number STARTING with …
NW39, NW40, NW41, NW42, NW43, NW44, NW45,
NW46, NW47, NW48, NW49, NW50, NW51, NW52,
NY01, NY02, NY03, NY04, NY05, NY06, NY07,
NY08, NY09, NY10, NY11, NY12, NY13, NY14,
NY15, NY16, NY17, NY18, NY19
OR SERIAL number ENDING with
JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN, JP, JR, JT, JV, JX, LA, LC, LE, LG, LJ, LL, LN, LP, LR, LT, LV, LX, NA, NC, NE, NG, NJ, NL, NN, NP, NR
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