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Jun 3, 2010 9:34 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Fire hazard prompts recall of dishwashers

Dishwashers sold under seven different brand names are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The 1.7 million dishwashers were made by Maytag .

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, says the company has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element that led to fires and damage. The agency says one kitchen fire caused extensive damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes dishwashers sold under the following brands: Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs sold from February 2006 through April.

The serial numbers mounted inside the dishwasher will start or end with one of the following sequences--

Starting with: NW39, NW40, NW41, NW42, NW43, NW44, NW45, NW46, NW47, NW48, NW49, NW50, NW51, NW52, NY01, NY02, NY03, NY04, NY05, NY06, NY07, NY08, NY09, NY10, NY11, NY12, NY13, NY14, NY15, NY16, NY17, NY18, NY19

Ending with: JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN, JP, JR, JT, JV, JX, LA, LC, LE, LG, LJ, LL, LN, LP, LR, LT, LV, LX, NA, NC, NE, NG, NJ, NL, NN, NP, NR

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