Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Magic Chef, and Performa by Maytag Dishwasher Recall, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products.Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Dishwashers
Units: 1.7 million in the United States and 160,000 in Canada.
Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes MaytagÂ®, AmanaÂ®, Jenn-AirÂ®, AdmiralÂ®, Magic ChefÂ®, Performa by MaytagÂ® and CrosleyÂ® brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located inside the plastic tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening. Serial numbers will start or end with one of the following sequences: