Viking issues corrective recall for dishwashers that can catch fire

Viking Range LLC has an-nounced the voluntary recall of about 17,300 Viking Professional, Designer and Customer Panel dishwashers manufactured before April 1, 2011 due to a potential fire hazard. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, which could cause the dishwasher to catch fire, company engineers have discovered. Viking has received 136 additional reports of overheating connectors, including 21 reports of fires with property damage. No injuries have been reported. The recalled dishwashers are 24 inches wide and were sold in black, white and 24 other custom colors, stainless steel and with custom wood panels in both the U.S. and Canada. The name “Viking” appears on the control panel at the top of the door, and the model and serial number are located on the identification plate mounted on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening.  The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date in MMDDYY format, e.g., serial number 052610 was manufactured on May 26, 2010. Model numbers and manufacture dates included on this recall are: models DDB200, FDB200, VDB200, DFB450 and VDB450 with date codes before 120110; and models VDB325 or DDB325 with date codes before 040111.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking at (800) 241-7239 for a free in-home correction by a factory-authorized service technician.

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