GE Recalls 1.3 Million Dishwashers over Fire Hazard

SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- General Electric is recalling 1.3 million dishwashers over an electrical problem that could cause a fire.

Fifteen reports of electrical failures in the appliance's heating element have been submitted to GE, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.  While no one has been injured, seven of those reports resulted in fires, three of which caused extensive property damage.

The recall affects GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint models sold between March 2006 and August 2009.


Anyone with a faulty dishwasher is advised to stop using it immediately and disconnect its power supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it.  Consumers should then contact GE for a free in-home repair or to get a rebate towards the purchase of a new GE dishwasher.

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