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Thursday, June 3, 2010

1.7 Million Maytag Dishwashers Recalled

The Maytag Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced the recall of 1.7 million dishwashers because of the threat of fire. According to the CPSC website, an electrical failure in the heating element of the dishwasher is the main source of concern. Maytag reports that there have been at least 12 complaints of dishwasher heating element fires. These include damage to the dishwasher and one report of extensive kitchen damage.

The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley brands. All are manufactured by Maytag Corp. The dishwashers have black, bisque, white, silver, or stainless steel front panels and the name brand is printed on the front of the dishwasher.

Serial numbers start or end with the following:

  • Serial numbers starting with NW39, NW40, NW41, NW42, NW43, NW44, NW45, NW46, NW47, NW48, NW49, NW50, NW51, NW52, NY01, NY02, NY03, NY04, NY05, NY06, NY07, NY08, NY09, NY10, NY11, NY12, NY13, NY14, NY15, NY16, NY17, NY18, NY19


 

  • Serial numbers ending with JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN, JP, JR, JT, JV, JX, LA, LC, LE, LG, LJ, LL, LN, LP, LR, LT, LV, LX, NA, NC, NE, NG, NJ, NL, NN, NP, NR


     

All affected models were sold at department and appliance stores nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010.


 

Consumers are asked to immediately cease using the recalled dishwashers and disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or the circuit breaker. Contact Maytag to find out if your dishwasher is affected by the recall. If it is, consumers can then schedule a free in-home repair or receive a rebate.

If you or a loved one has had a fire in your home due to these recalled dishwashers, please contact the experienced defective product attorneys at the Cochran Firm for an initial case consultation. We serve clients nationwide.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 7:50 AM

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