Friday, August 10, 2012

dishwasher recall fire hazard

dishwasher recall fire hazard, More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled because of heating elements that can fail and cause fires.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers.
GE has received seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage.No injuries have been reported.
The dishwashers were sold between March 2006 and August 2009 for $350 to $850. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.

Daniel DiClerico, Senior Editor at Consumer Reports, tells ABC40 they weren’t surprised by Thursday’s news: “No surprise at all. For that investigation we looked back over five years of product recalls, specifically looking for fire related appliances that had been recalled. We found about 15 million and of those 15 million nearly half were for dishwashers.” This time around it’s an electrical failure in the heating element of the dishwasher. It can pose a fire hazard.”

David Lunden, Sales Associate at Manny’s Appliance Store in West Springfield, says that GE wants all customers affected to contact them directly and not contact the retailer they purchased their dishwasher from.

“GE has a system in place and they have people in place to take care of this as quickly as possible,” he said. “They want to keep the retailer out of it since all retailers are effected and every retailer handles service in different ways.”

The government says people should stop using the dishwashers and immediately disconnect the electric supply. The government says not to return recalled dishwashers to stores where they were purchased.More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled due to fire hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday the voluntary recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers. The machines' heating elements can fail and cause fires. GE has received seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The dishwashers were sold nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for $350 to $850. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.

The government said people should stop using the dishwashers and immediately disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker. The government said not to return recalled dishwashers to stores where they were purchased but that GE will provide free repairs or rebates toward new dishwashers.

In a speech Thursday at the National Press Club, CPSC chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum urged people to respond right away.

"My message to consumers is to immediately stop using these recalled dishwashers and disconnect the power supply to the unit," Tenenbaum said.

Tenenbaum credited a new consumer safety law with making people safer. The 2008 law and its implementation have "created one of the strongest product safety systems in the world."

For more information on the dishwasher recall, people can contact GE at (866) 918-8760 or click here to visit GE's website for more information.

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1 comments:

  1. I'm agree with this article. But in my opinion, firstly, people should know how to install it right. there are some people who don't want to spend their money for right instalation and make it by themselves. I have great example of such neglect. Me and my neighbours bought the same dishwashers two months ago. It was good purcase, we bought siemens http://hardware.be/vaatwasser/siemens and I payed for it installation - they made everything by themselves. In one week they said that they were about fire. The fault was in dishwasher - so it could be very pity case for them

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