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Fire hazard forces recall of 1.3 million GE dishwashers

Fire hazard forces recall of 1.3 million GE dishwashers

Credit: CPSC

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 10 at 10:18 AM

 The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 1.3 million GE dishwashers because they may catch fire.

The recall includes GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers. The heating elements can fail and cause fires. GE has received seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The dishwashers were sold nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for $350 to $850. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.

Anyone who has one of these dishwashers should stop using it immediately and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker. GE will provide free repairs or rebates toward new dishwashers.

For more information on the dishwasher recall, people can contact GE at (866) 918-8760 or visit GE's website at www.geappliances.com/recall.

 

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