Hazard: The dishwasher power cord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, turn off power to the dishwasher at the circuit board and contact ASKO to schedule a free, in-home repair.
Consumer Contact: ASKO North America toll-free at 888-651-9376 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected], or online at www.askona.com and click "Customer Care," then "Safety Notices" for more information.
Units: About 26,600 (in addition, about 4,300 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves ASKO dishwashers with the serial numbers listed below. The recalled dishwashers come in stainless steel with customizable doors and handles, and each is about 24 inches wide, 22 inches deep and between 32 and 35 inches tall. ASKO is printed in the front and in the center on the top dish rack. The following model and serial numbers are printed on the inside the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening:
Serial Number Range
49130164130001 through 49130171830050
49130464130001 through 49130480530127
49130564130143 through 49130573530207
49223164130001 through 49223173531000
49256564130001 through 49256572730426
49256664230001 through 49256695030114
49256764230001 through 49256772830024
49256864130001 through 49256872430334
49256964130001 through 49256971230025
49257064130001 through 49257073430220
49257164130106 through 49257184230232
49261264130001 through 49261273438338
49263264230001 through 49263273930290
49263364630001 through 49263372830060
Serial Number Range
Incidents/Injuries: ASKO North America has received 53 reports of the power cord overheating. No property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Exclusively at ASKO North America authorized dealers nationwide from October 2016 through July 2019 for between $1,000 and $2,200.
Importer: ASKO Distribution North America LLC, of Madison, Wis.
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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