Viking Dishwashers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has announced a recall of certain Viking dishwashers. The recall is due to an electrical component in the dishwasher that can overheat. The overheating poses a serious fire hazard. Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires.

The recall affects approximately 2000 units and includes Viking 24″ Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured between May and September 2010. They were sold in black, white and other custom colors, stainless steel and with custom wood panels. The model and serial number are located on the identification plate mounted on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date in mmddyy format, e.g., serial number 052610 was manufactured on May 26, 2010. Model and manufacture dates included on this recall are:

Model Numbers
Starting With*: Date Codes – first six digits
of serial number:
DDB325
DFB450
VDB325
VDB450 052610 through 091510
* Model numbers ending with an E are not included on the recall.