CPSC and Whirlpool Announce Dishwasher Recall

RELEASE DATE May 29 1996
MANUFACTURER Whirlpool
BRANDS Kenmore, Whirlpool
UNITS About 500,000
HAZARD Wiring in the door latch may overheat and catch fire.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES There have been 20 claims of property damage. To date, no injuries have been reported.
SOLD AT Retailers nationwide, with about half being sold at Sears, Roebuck and Co.
SOLD DATES June 1991 through October 1992
REMEDY Owners of the affected models should immediately stop using them. Dishwasher doors should be unlatched until service is completed.
CONSUMER CONTACT Contact Phone: (800) 874-9481
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Recalled Models

Brand NameProduct NameModel NumberSerial Number
WhirlpoolDishwasher Any beginning with DU8, DP8, DU9, GDP FA2400000 through FA5299999
WhirlpoolDishwasher Any beginning with DU8, DP8, DU9, GDP FB0100000 through FB1899999
KenmoreDishwasher Any beginning with 665 FA2400000 through FA5299999
KenmoreDishwasher Any beginning with 665 FB0100000 through FB1899999
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