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Viking Dishwashers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

About 2,000 Viking Dishwashers were recalled by the U.S. Product Safety Commission due to a fire hazard. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Viking has received at least 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires. Fortunately there have been no injuries reported.

The recall involves the Viking 24″ Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers which were manufactured between May and September 2010. They were sold in appliance and specialty retail stores across the country from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $1,425 and $2,000.

Consumer who have these dishwashers should stop using them immediately and contact the Viking hotline at (800) 241-7239 to schedule an in-home repair.

Credit: CPSC Recall Page