April 16, 2014
General Electric is recalling 2.5 million dishwashers because of a wiring problem that could cause fire.
The recall includes GE dishwashers sold under the brands Eterna, GE, GE Profile, GE Monogram, Hotpoint and Sears-Kenmore, government officials said.
GE has received nearly 200 complaints of overheating, including 12 fires caused by the washers.
Officials said liquid rinse-aid can leak from the dispenser onto the internal wiring, which can cause a short circuit and overheating.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should stop using the devices immediately and contact GE for a free repair, a $150 rebate to purchase of a new GE dishwasher or a $300 rebate to buy a new GE Profile or GE Monogram dishwasher.
For more information, contact GE at 877-607-6395 or visit the company's Web site at www.geappliances.com.