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Maytag Dishwasher Recall: Fire Hazard

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Whirlpools' (WHR - Get Report)'s Maytag division and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall of 1.7 million units of dishwashers.

The concern is an electrical failure in the dishwasher, which can pose a serious fire hazard. Maytag has already received 12 reports of these failures; they resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire.

No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers.

Click here for a full list of recalled Maytag models>>

The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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