GE recalls 1.3 million dishwashers in Canada, US because of fire hazard

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GE says it has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, three of which caused extensive property damage

General Electric is recalling more than a million dishwashers in Canada and the US because of heating elements that can fail and cause fires.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission in the US says the recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers, including 94,500 units sold in Canada.

GE says it has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

MABE Canada, a manufacturer and distributor of GE appliances in Canada, says they have received three reports of heating element failures.

The dishwashers — sold between March 2006 and August 2009 for $350 to $850 — came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colours and finishes.

MABE Canada says people should stop using the dishwashers, immediately disconnect the electric supply, and call the company toll-free at 1-888-943-5188 to schedule a free repair.

 

Organizations: General Electric, MABE Canada, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Geographic location: Canada, US

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  • Micheale
    August 09, 2012 - 18:51

    Thanks for 'the heads up.' The Guardian, which ' Covers The Island Like The Dew,' please do more Reporting on Pharmacutical - Medical DiagnosticS / Products and of course Shopping Consumer Product RECALLS and WARNINGS. PLEASE, to keep We Islanders better Informed TO stay Safe*** Maritimers too often ARE taken advantage of And BECAUSE Too many Islanders are Not informed other than what They Read, see or hear from the LOCAL Media rather than being Proactive are Reactive to the many various Dangers to Our Health & Our Enviroment , Our Children & Families & Homes.