Viking Expands Dishwasher Recall – Fire Hazard
Viking has issued a voluntary recall for roughly 17,300 Professional, Designer, and Custom Panel dishwashers after determining the products pose a fire hazard.
A previous recall was issued for the products in 2012. That recall covered about 2,000 units.
Details of the Viking Washer Recall
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states the Viking dishwashers are equipped with a faulty electrical component that can overheat, resulting in a fire hazard.
136 cases of overheating connectors have been reported with 21 of the cases resulting in property damage.
No injuries have been reported in this recall. In a previous recall, Viking received 21 additional incident reports and five reports of fires that caused property damage.
Consumers are encouraged to contact with Viking for an in-home repair, at no cost to the consumer, and should stop all use of the recalled dishwashers.
Description of the Recalled Dishwashers
All information provided by the CPSC:
- The recall includes the Viking Profession, Designer, and Custom Panel dishwashers that were manufactured before April 1, 2011.
- The units were sold in black, white, and 24 other custom colors, stainless steel and with custom wood panels.
- Models are 24 inches wide and the word “Viking” can be found on the control panel at the top of the door.
- Model and serial numbers can be found on the identification plate, which is found on the inside on the left of the door opening.
- The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date in MMDDYY format. For example: 052610, meaning the unit was manufactured on May 26, 2010.
- The models were sold at appliance and specialty retail stores nationwide from July 2008 through March 2012, ranging between $1,225 and $2,000.
- Consumers should check their model numbers for DDB200, FDB200, VDB200, DFB450, or VDB450, and manufacture date codes that are before 120110, as they are the units under recall.