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Viking Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

VikingViking Range Corporation has recalled around 2,000 Viking dishwashers because an electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires.

The recalled Viking dishwashers were sold for between $1,425 and $2,000 at appliance and specialty retail stores nationwide from June 2010 through March 2012. “Viking” appears on the control panel at the top of the door. The recall includes Viking 24-inch Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers sold in black, white, stainless steel, and 24 other custom colors, as well as custom wood panels.

The model and serial number are on an identification plate on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date. The recall includes model numbers starting with: DDB325, DFB450, VDB325, VDB450, and date codes (first six digits of the serial number) 052610 through 091510.  Note that model numbers ending with an E are not included in the recall.

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