The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Whirlpool Corp. and Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa (or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Michigan) announced the voluntary recall of 1.7 million dishwashers sold in the United States from February 2006 through April 2010. The hazard has been identified as "an electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a serious fire hazard."
The recall covers Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. Click here for the CPSC's information regarding the recall, including specifics about serial numbers.
A company spokesperson said the company has already set aside $75 million to address claims from the recall.
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