UPDATE 1-Whirlpool recalls 1.7 million dishwashers

* Dishwashers sold from February 2006 through April 2010

* Electrical failure could pose serious fire hazard

NEW YORK, June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – Whirlpool Corp (WHR.N: ) is
recalling 1.7 million dishwashers sold at its U.S. stores from
February 2006 through April 2010 due to a potential fire
hazard.

The recall, made by the company and the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission, covers Maytag,Jenn-Air, Amana,
Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley branded
dishwashers.

An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element
could pose a serious fire hazard, the top appliance maker said
in a statement on Thursday.

The company received 12 reports of dishwasher heating
element failures that resulted in fires. No injuries have been
reported.

The affected units were sold at various U.S. stores for
between $250 and $900.

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(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan, editing by Dave Zimmerman)

UPDATE 1-Whirlpool recalls 1.7 million dishwashers