Dishwasher Fire Hazard Initiates Recall for Viking Range

Dishwasher Fire Hazard Initiates Recall for Viking Range
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August 6, 2015

They say fire is cleansing, but it's a step too far if we're talking about your dishes.

Kitchen appliance manufacturer Viking Range has issued a recall for select dishwashers due to safety concerns. The electrical component in these affected pieces are prone to overheating, which could pose a fire hazard. The company is recalling over 17,000 dishwashers.

The recall includes Viking Professional, Designer, and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured before April 1, 2011. The name "Viking" appears on the control panel at the top of the door. The model and serial number are located on the identification plate mounted on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening.

For a list of the identification numbers of recalled dishwashers, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

Viking dishwashers were sold from July 2008 to March 2012 at appliance and specialty retail stores for between $1,225 and $2,000.

Viking has received 136 reports of overheating connectors, including 21 reports of fires that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking for a free in-home repair. The company can be reached at (800) 241-7239.