GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

RELEASE DATE August 09 2012
MANUFACTURER GE Appliances
BRANDS General Electric, Hotpoint
UNITS About 1,300,000
HAZARD An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard.
DESCRIPTION This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel™ exterior colors and finishes.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide.
SOLD DATES March 2006 through August 2009
MANUFACTURED IN USA
REMEDY Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (866) 918-8760
Contact Site: www.geappliances.com/recall
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
General ElectricDishwasher Begins with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 Any beginning with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
General ElectricDishwasher Begins with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 Any beginning with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
General ElectricDishwasher Begins with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 Any beginning with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
General ElectricDishwasher Begins with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 Any beginning with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
HotpointDishwasher Begins with GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6 Any beginning with FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
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