Some particularly worrying news to inform you about now, as it has just been confirmed that MayTag, a company part of Whirlpool Corp. are recalling as many as 1.7 million of their dishwasher units, over potential fire hazard risks.
As reported from Huffington Post, the recall has been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, who has revealed that 12 separate reports of electrical failures in the dishwashers have caused fires or similar damage.
Other dishwashers affected by the recall of include Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs. The CPSC advises consumers who own one of these units to stop using the unit and immediately disconnect the power supply.
If you do own one of the dishwashers listed above, you can contact Maytag to arrange a free in-home repair, or instead choose to receive a rebate of $150 or $250 toward the purchase of a new Maytag dishwasher – in a select range.
The good news is that no injuries have been reported yet. Do you own one of the dishwashers listed above? If so – get in touch with us with your views on this.