General Electric Co., the biggest maker of appliances for newly U.S. built homes, is recalling about 174,000 dishwashers because of a potential fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
No injuries were reported from incidences in which water condensation dripped onto an electronic control board, causing it to short-circuit, the commission said in a statement.
Of five fires reported, four caused minor counter defects and one damaged adjacent cabinets and produced minor smoke damage to the home, the agency said. The recall is for Profile models made between July 2002 and December 2005 and Monogram models between January 2004 and December 2006 in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with some custom panels.
The agency said customers can contact GE for a free in-home repair or a rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher and a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher. The recall hotline is +1-877-275-6840, or, to check the serial number, visit the company’s website. http://www.geappliances.com/