General Electric in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of two and a half million
According to reports the liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser onto the dishwasher's internal wiring which can cause an electrical short and overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
GE has received 191 reports of overheated wiring, including 56 reports of property damage.
No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes GE built in dishwashers sold under the brand names Eterna, GE, GE Profile, GE Monogram, Hotpoint
and Sears Kenmore.
The dishwashers were sold from September 1997 through December 2001.
Consumers should stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact General Electric for a free repair.
To determine if your dishwasher is included in this recall call 877-607-6395.