Maytag Corp. has recalled 1.7 million dishwashers across the United States, citing an electrical failure.The company, which is owned by Whirlpool Corp., issued the recall last week after 12 reports of electrical problems which pose a fire hazard.
Maytag recalled its Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Maytag officials say the electrical failures caused by the defective products have caused property damage.
“Product safety is a major concern here because we use our dishwashers daily,” said Boston product liability lawyer Marc L. Breakstone. “We advise consumers to immediately stop using the dishwashers and to have them repaired or to replace them as soon as possible.”
The 12 electrical failure reports included one case of extensive kitchen damage. No injuries have been reported in Massachusetts or other states.
The CPSC advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and disconnect the electrical supply by shutting off the circuit breaker or pulling the fuse.
Consumers can obtain free in-home repair of the recalled Maytag dishwashers or a $150 to $250 rebate toward a new model. The Maytag dishwasher recall impacts models priced $250 to $900.
If you suspect your dishwasher’s involved in the product safety recall, click here for the full list of serial numbers and for how to obtain a refund or repair.
If you have a product liability issue resulting in personal injury, please contact the Boston personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck. We specialize in personal injury, medical malpractice and product safety issues. We can be reached at (617) 723-7676.