Dishwasher Recall

Check for recalls. You can find a central website for several government agencies at www.recalls.gov, and some let you sign up for alerts. If you move into a home with existing appliances, record their make and model and check the websites for recalls. Also review consumers’ experiences with those products at www.saferproducts.gov. And if you experience a problem, report it on the same website and let people know at Report ApplianceFires@cr.consumer.org.

 

Products

Fires 2002-09

   Fires from electrical or other problems

Report from SaferProducts.gov of  fires in 2011

Recalled  2007-11

Common problems

Dishwashers

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More than 15 million appliance units have been recalled in the past five years for defects that could cause a fire, according to our analysis of CPSC records, withDeshwasher fire 1,942 incidents reported. Almost half of the recalled units were dishwashers, were fire spread beyond the unit. Recalled products aren’t the only concern. When analyzed data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) from 2002 through 2009, the latest available, found more than 69,000 fires in which an appliance was the primary cause. The most incidents were attributed to ranges, followed by dryers, air conditioners, refrigerators, and dishwashers. The safety concerns arise as more appliances, or their components, are manufactured abroad. Almost four of every five recalls in our tally involved products made outside of the U.S. John Drengenberg, safety director with Underwriters Laboratory (UL), says. “Very often the problem can be traced back to a substandard part that’s coming from an outside supplier.” Industry officials insist that standards are the same whatever the parts’ origins, whether made domestically or imported. Whirlpool, which bought Maytag in 2006, says in a statement, “The same safety system applies regardless of the source of our products or components." Manufacturers work very closely with their suppliers on everything from the design of components to their implementation in the final product.

Asko Dishwasher 

Bosch / Siemens Dishwasher litigation

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BRANDS

Serial Numbers Begin With

Bosch

SHE43C, SHE44C, SHE46C, SHE56C, SHU33, SHU42, SHU432, SHU43C, SHU53

Siemens

                  34AFD8308 – FD8505

Description: This recall involves certain Bosch® and Siemens® dishwashers manufactured from May  1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher’s front control panel. Phone number to call, if you think your model might be among the recalled, is 800-856-9226. Manufacturer BSH Home Appliances has  received 51 reports of incidents involving the recalled dishwashers, including 30 reports of fires that caused property damage. According to the CPSC, no injuries have been reported.

  Brand: Bosch / Siemens Dishwasher Brand Model NumbersLlocated inside the door panel on the upper right side. Serials Numbers Located insidehe door panel on the upper right side.

 Electrolux / Frigidaire Litigation

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  Sold Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Kalvinator, Westinhouse, Tappan

Dishwasher Complaints consumers have alleged that the control panel does not turning off the heating element, which can melt down to burn the pan in two places, allowing water to leak and, in the worst cases, liquefying the plastic and starting a fire. If you have experienced these or other problems with a Frigidaire-Electrolux dishwasher  CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on applianceUniversity.com particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.

GE recalls dishwashers due to fire hazard

General Electric Dishwasher Litigation

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MODEL NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER

GSD500

GSD500G, GSD540, HDA467, HDA477, HDA487

Serial Numbers Containing A, M, R, S, T, V, Z as the second Character.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with GE, announced in late October a voluntary recall of about 174,000 GE Profile and GE Monogram dishwashers. Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

 GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were nstalled and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005 and GE Monogram  dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006. They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels. The recalled model and serial numbers listed in the chart are located on the inside on the front left side ofthe dishwasher tubs.

GE Recall Dishwasher

Consumers re advised to stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuitbreaker controlling it and informing all users

of the dishwasher about the risk of fire.Contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher or a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

Contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Monday - Friday or visit the company’s website at Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Maytag Dishwashers Recall About 1.7 million

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.

SERIAL number STARTING with

or SERIAL number ENDING 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

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

Hazard: 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.

Description: 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:

Consumer Contact: Maytag at (800) 544-5513 anytime,

or visit website at

Whirlpool Dishwasher Litigation

 

  Sold under Brands: Whirlpool, Sears / Kenmore, KitchedAid

  A class action lawsuit claims Whirlpool and Sears sold defective KitchenAid and Kenmore-brand dishwashers with electronic control boards that can overheat and spontaneously burst into flames.

BRAND

MODEL

 Sears / Kenmore
  • 665.17584200
  • 665.16279400 
KitchedAid
  • KUDS01DJSS0
  • KUDP01
  • KUDS01FLSS
  • KUDP02CRBS2
  • KUDP01LWH2 
Whirlpool
  • GU1500XTLQ3A copy of the Whirlpool/Sears Defective KitchenAid/Kenmore Dishwasher Class  Action Lawsuit can be

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has started an investigation into Whirlpool after a dishwashers made by the company caught fire. The complaint says a design defect in the control panel can cause fires in the machines. The brands involved in the complaint are KichenAid, Kenmore, and Whirlpool. Whirlpool also has begun an internal investigation into the reports. The CPSC wants anyone who has had a problem or concern with a Whirlpool dishwasher to call them. The  Consumer Products Safety Commission can be reached toll free at (800) 638-2772 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Source: CPSC

Consumer Product Safety Commission, you can either call (800) 638-2772  or visit   .

  Complaints for Whirlpool products can be made by calling the company at (800) 422-1230.

                                              

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