WASHINGTON - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and General Electric Co. (GE) on Wednesday announced a recall of 2.5 million GE built-in dishwashers manufactured from September 1997 to December 2001.
The company said a build up of liquid rinse aid over a period of several years could degrade the insulation on the wiring inside the door, causing a short, which could lead to overheating and fire hazards.
Consumers are being asked to stop using the dishwashers immediately until they obtain more information.
GE is offering a $150 rebate for GE and Kenmore dishwashers, or $300 for GE Profile or Monogram dishwashers for customers who wish to replace their dishwashers with a new one.
The company received 135 reports of overheating, 56 reports of property damage, and 12 reports of fires.
For more information contact GE at (877) 607-6395 or visit the company's website.