Viking Range LLC has recalled about 17,300 dishwashers due to a potential fire hazard. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The recall includes Viking Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured before April 1, 2011. 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. The name “Viking” appears on the control panel at the top of the door.
In April 2012, Viking had received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires and recalled about 2,000 dishwashers then. On August 6, 2015, it expanded the recall after receiving an additional 136 reports of overheating connectors, including 21 reports of fires with property damage. No injuries have been reported to date. The appliances were sold at appliance and specialty retail stores nationwide from July 2008 through March 2012.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking for a free in-home repair. Contact Viking at (800) 241-7239 or visit www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information for more information. The recall is being handled in coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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