Dishwashers Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

RENO, Nevada (KOLOTV.com) -- Monday, February 5, 2007:

The Maytag Corporation is recalling certain Maytag & Jenn-Air dishwashers sold between 1997 & 1991. About 2.3 million dishwashers are affected. According to the company, liquid has been able to come into contact with wiring, and start a fire.

DO YOU HAVE ONE?
Check the model & serial numbers. They're printed on a label on each dishwasher's door frame.

The affected units are:

MAYTAG DISHWASHERS

Model numbers must BEGIN with:
MDB3, MDB4, MDB5, MDB6, MDB7, MDB8, MDB9, MDBD, MDC3, MDC4, MDC5, or DWU9

The serial number must END with:
SM, SQ, SS, SU, SW, SY, SZ, UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ

JENN-AIR DISHWASHERS

Model numbers must BEGIN with:
JDB3, JDB4, JDB5, JDB6, JDB7

The serial number must END with:
UB, UD, UF, UH, UK, UM, UQ, US, UU, UW, UY, UZ, WB, WD, WF, WH, WK, WM, WQ, WS, WU, WW, WY, WZ, YB, YD, YF, YH, YK, YM, YQ, YS, YU, YW, YY, YZ

WHAT TO DO?
In a news release, the Reno Fire Department says: "consumers can contact the Maytag Corporation at (800) 675-0535, or visit the company's website at www.repair.maytag.com for either a free in-home repair, or a $75.00 cash-back reimbursement following the purchase of a new Maytag, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool, or KitchenAid dishwasher."

For more information:
Consumer Products Safety Commission
Intenet: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07094.html
Recall hotline: 1-800-638-2772


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