CPSC and GE Announce Free Repair Supplement of Rebate Program for Recalled Dishwashers - Recalled Units Still Being Used, Creating Risk of Fire

RELEASE DATE December 14 2000
MANUFACTURER GE
BRANDS General Electric, Hotpoint
UNITS About 3,100,000
HAZARD The dishwashers have a slide switch that can melt and ignite, presenting a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION The GE or Hotpoint brand name is on the front of the dishwasher.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been approximately 90 incidents of fire, smoking and melted switches, 14 of which included fires that spread beyond the dishwasher. Approximately 10 incidents have occurred since the recall announcement. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD DATES From 1983 through 1989. 
REMEDY Consumers that have one of these recalled dishwashers should immediately discontinue use, unlatch the door, and contact GE
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 599-2929
Contact Site: www.geappliancerecall.com
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
General ElectricDishwasher GSD500D, GSD500G, GSD540, HDA467, HDA477, or HDA487 Second letter is either A, M, R, S, T, V or Z
HotpointDishwasher GSD500D, GSD500G, GSD540, HDA467, HDA477, or HDA487 Second letter is either A, M, R, S, T, V or Z
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