Almost 175,000 GE Dishwashers have been recalled due to a fire hazard. GE Profile and GE Monogram Dishwashers were the two models cited in the CPSC recall.
Water condensation that drips onto the electronic control board can cause a short circuit, which results in an overheated connector that can lead to a fire. Apparently there have been five reports of fire--four of them caused damage to the kitchen countertops. Fortunately no one has been injured.
Here's something everyone should know: it's illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. That's a sentence in the recall that sometimes gets overlooked. Hard to imagine someone trying to sell a dishwasher with a fire hazard, but I guess the law is there for a reason.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that General Electric is recalling 174,000 dishwashers due to a manufacturer's defect that can cause a fire. GE Profile and GE Monogram dishwashers are under scrutiny in this recall.