GE Dishwasher Recall Due to Fire Hazard

August 10, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a major recall for 1.3 million GE dishwashers.  Several popular GE brands reportedly are a fire hazard, and, if you have one, it’s recommended you stop using it immediately and disconnect the power source.  Click here to learn more about the recall and watch the CPSC announcement of the recall.

More Details on Recall

There have been 15 reports of heating elements in the dishwashers malfunctioning, causing seven fires, three of which resulted in significant property damage. No injuries were reported.

“Fortunately there have been no injuries, but we need consumers to respond to this recall right away,” said Inez Moore Tenenbaum, chair of the CPSC.  Click on the video above to watch Moore Tenenbaum’s announcement of the recall.

The recall involved several GE models including the GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and GE Hotpoint dishwashers.  They were sold between March 2006 and August 2009.  The models cost between $350 and $850. The colors included black, white, bisque and stainless steel.

“My message to consumers is this. Stop using these dishwashers immediately, and disconnect the power supply to the unit,” Moore Tenenbaum instructed consumers.

GE will repair the defect for free, or consumers can choose to receive a rebate towards a new dishwasher.

You can get more information on the recall and find out if your dishwasher is included in the recall at www.geappliances.com/recall.