On Thursday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 1.7 million Maytag dishwashers due to a fire hazard. Whirlpool Corp. has received reports of 12 fire incidents caused by electrical failure in the dishwashers’ heating element. There have been no reported injuries from the defective product. The recall includes dishwashers sold from February 2006 through April 2010 of the following brands, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Performa by Maytag and Crosley.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the dishwasher and disconnect the power supply by shutting off the fuse controlling power to the appliance. To determine if your dishwasher is included in the recall you can contact Maytag at 1-800-544-5513.