Sweden-based household appliance distributor ASKO announced Thursday that it is recalling approximately 26,600 dishwashers due to a fire hazard.
The company stated that the dishwashers' power cord can overheat, posing the hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the dishwashers, turn off power to the unit at the circuit board and contact ASKO to schedule a free in-home repair.
ASKO North America said it has received 53 reports of the power cord overheating. No property damage or injuries have been reported.
The recalled units involves ASKO dishwashers with the serial numbers listed below. They 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:
ASKO said the recalled units were sold exclusively at ASKO North America authorized dealers nationwide from October 2016 through July 2019 for between $1,000 and $2,200. They were manufactured by Gorenje Group of Slovenia, and imported by ASKO Distribution North America, of Madison, WI.
Customers can contact ASKO North America toll-free at 888-651-9376 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at NAsupport@asko.com, or online at www.askona.com and click "Customer Care," then "Safety Notices" for more information.