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Before you think of taking the “lazy” route to cleaning your dishes, consider that Maytag has just recalled 1.7 million dishwashers. If you, your relative, your friend, or even your enemies, have bought one of these devices within the last four years, you may want to take heed. CNN Reports:

The appliance manufacturer, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced on Thursday the recall of about 1.7 million dishwashers made by the company between February 2006 and April 2010.

“An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard,” said the recall notice issued by the CPSC.

“Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element fires that have resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire,” the CPSC said. There have been no reports of injuries.


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