1.3 million dishwashers are being recalled from GE due to the heating element which has the potential to catch fire. The models affected were sold between March 2006 and August 2009 and range in price from $350 - $850.
So far, 15 fires have been associated with the defect. Of these, three caused extensive property damage. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported at this time.
Models affected include the following:
|Brand||Model Number Begins With:||Serial Number Begins With:|
|GEGE AdoraGE EternaGE Profile||GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61, GSD62, GSD63, GSD66, GSD67, GSD69, GLDL, PDW7, PDWF7, EDW4, EDW5, EDW6, GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6||FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR|
Consumers who have the faulty dishwashers are warned to stop using the dishwasher immediately and to disconnect the electric supply via the fuse or circuit breaker.
GE has set up a toll free hot line for consumers to set up an appointment for repairs at no cost in your home. That number is (866) 918-8760 as well as a website www.geappliances.com/recall . Owners are also eligible for rebates towards the purchase of certain model dishwashers.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a defective product , you are urged to contact the law offices of George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers . Our South Carolina personal injury lawyers have years of experience representing victims who have suffered an injury caused by a defective product. Call us today and let us represent you.