Consumer product recall

GE®, Moffat® and Beaumark® Brand Dishwashers

Starting date:
August 9, 2012
Posting date:
August 9, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14911

Updated August 15, 2012

Affected products

GE®, Moffat® and Beaumark® Brand Dishwashers

Product description

This recall involves certain GE®, GE Profile™, Moffat® and Beaumark® brand plastic tub dishwashers with front controls. The models were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel® exterior colours and finishes.

Model Number Information for Units Sold in Canada:

Recalled Dishwashers
Brand Model Numbers Must Begin With Serial Numbers Must Begin With
GE®, GE Profile™ & Beaumark® 405, 407, GHD4, GHD5, GHD6, GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GNLD68, GSD61, GSD62, GSD65, GSD66, PDW7, VLD42 FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL, AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM, MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM, AR, DR, FR, GR
Moffat® MLD4, MSD6

Hazard identified

An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard.

GE has received 15 reports (three of which occurred in Canada) where the dishwasher heating element failed, seven of which resulted in fire and smoke damage beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these dishwashers.

Number sold

Approximately 90,400 units of the affected dishwashers were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold between March 2006 through August 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada and the United States.

Companies

Importer
MC Commercial Inc.
Burlington
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwasher and contact Mabe to schedule a free service repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Mabe by telephone at 1-888-943-5188 or by fax at 1-877-907-7033.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the  [NJS_FILE:6e5a40a6-dfcc-4841-89fd-157b05f7a8d6:09bd7484-f28d-48d9-a2e0-b93f37735cd0].