Maytag has voluntarily issued a huge recall of dishwashers that have been known to be a fire hazard. There are approximately 1.7 million units that are affected by this recall which includes the Whirlpool brands of Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa.
If you own any of those brands check the serial number against the list of recalled units.
More from the recall notice:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Dishwashers
Units: About 1.7 million
Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located inside the plastic tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening. Serial numbers will start or end with one of the following sequences:
SERIAL number 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 number 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