The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers. The dishwashers’ heating elements can fail and cause fires.
GE reported that it has received seven reports of fires and three of the fires caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported. The dishwashers were sold from March 2006 to August 2009. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.
The CPSC said owners of the dishwashers should stop using them immediately and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker. GE will be providing free repairs or rebates toward new dishwashers.
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