In mid-June, Asko Cylinda AB of Vara, Sweden, recalled about 130,000 dishwashers that contain an electrical component, which can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The firm has received 21 reports of dishwasher fires. Product or property damage have been reported. No injuries had been reported.
The recalled dishwashers include the Asko model series DW95 with model numbers 1355, 1375, 1385, 1475, 1485, 1555, 1585, 1595, 1655, 1805, 1885, or 1895 manufactured from January 1995 through April 2000. The model number, serial numbers and manufacture date are printed on the name plate on the right interior side of the dishwasher door. Asko dishwashers manufactured after April 2000 are not included in the recall. The products were sold for between $750 and $1,300.
Made in Sweden and imported/distributed by AM Appliance Group Inc., of Richardson, TX, consumers are advised to contact Asko at (866) 309-9921 to arrange for a free inspection and repair or to participate in a rebate program. More information: www.askousa.com or www.cpsc.gov/
As we say in the trade, “Asko? Oh NO!”
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