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Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss. is recalling close to 2,000 dishwashers due to the possibility of units overheating. An electrical component in Viking dishwashers has been known to overheat and can pose a fire hazard.
Viking Range Corporation has received twenty one reports of units overheating and five reports of fire damage to property. No injuries have been reported thus far.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2012 – Release #12-147 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Viking dishwashers
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss.
Hazard: An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Viking 24″ Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured between May and September 2010. They 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. 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 and manufacture dates included on this recall are:
Model Numbers Starting With*: DDB325, DFB450, VDB325, VDB450
Date Codes – first six digits of serial number: 052610 through 091510
*Model numbers ending with an E are not included on the recall.
Sold at: Appliance and specialty retail stores nationwide from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $1,425 and $2,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking’s hotline for a free in-home repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (800) 241-7239 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit Viking’s website at www.vikingrange.com
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 241-7239
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908