NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Whirlpools' ( WHR)'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 Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.