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Recalled dishwashers have defective electrical component that may catch fire and cause injuries

Posted on August 8, 2015 12:03 pm under Premises Liability

Viking Range LLC is recalling about 17,300 Viking Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers after receiving multiple reports of property damage due to a defective electrical component that may overheat, posing fire safety risk, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on Thursday, August 6.

The defective dishwashers were sold in white, black, and 24 other custom colors between July 2008 and Match 2012 at different appliance outlets nationwide. All recalled products manufactured before April 1, 2011 have date codes before 040111 and model numbers starting with VDB325 or DDB325. All recalled products manufactured before December 1, 2010 have date codes before 120110 and model numbers starting with DDB200, FDB200, DFB450, or VDB450.

The company has received 136 reports of overheating, 21 of which resulted in property damage. Customers are asked to contact the company to schedule an in-home repair at no cost.

Some cases of burn injuries and deaths have unfortunately been tied to home fires caused by defective home appliances. To know more about filing a legal claim after being harmed by a defective product in Milwaukee, speak with a product liability attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.