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Product recall: dishwashers
The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Viking dishwashers manufactured by Viking Range Corp. of Greenwood, Miss.; sold at appliance and specialty retail stores nationwide from June 2010 through March 2012. The Viking 24" Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers 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 dishwashers were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Viking at 800-241-7239 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.vikingrange.com .