GE Dishwasher recall for fire danger

GE ProfileTM and GE Monogram® Dishwashers recalled

Health Canada has recalled GE ProfileTM and GE Monogram┬« Dishwashers October 27 2010 for fire concerns.

Here is a list of the recalled GE ProfileTM and GE Monogram® Dishwashers with the following model and serial numbers. The model and serial numbers can be found on the inside of the front left side on the dishwasher tubs.

GE Profile

PDW9200J, PDW9280J begins brand model number
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH is beginning of serial number


PDW9800J, PDW9880J begins brand model number
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH is beginning of serial number


PDW9700J begins brand model number
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH is beginning of serial number


GE Monogram

ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10 begins brand model number
AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL is beginning of serial number


ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10 begins brand model number
AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL, ZL is beginnng of serial number


ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10 begins brand model number
DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL is beginning of serial number


ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10 begins brand model number
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL is beginning of serial number


ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10 RG begins brand number
SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL is beginning of serial number


What is the danger?

Health Canada advises that water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector; this poses a fire hazard.

At time of the recall, GE is aware of five reports of fires, four fires in the United States that caused damage to kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed, and one fire in Canada that caused damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. GE is not aware of any injuries.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these dishwashers.

What do I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled dishwasher, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it, and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. You are asked to write down the model and serial number of your dishwasher before contacting Mabe Canada for a free in-home repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Mabe Canada's recall hotline at 1-877-813-4942 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to Friday, or by e-mail at ac.ebam|tseuqerecivres#ac.ebam|tseuqerecivres. Information on the recall can also be found on the GE Appliances Recall Information website.

How many of these were sold and where?

There are about 5,320 of the recalled dishwashers that were sold across Canada between January 2004 and December 2006.

The dishwashers were manufactured in the United States by GE Appliances & Lighting of Louisville, Kentucky. The importer is Mabe Canada Inc., of Burlington, Ontario.

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