Cove Appliance is recalling about 42,000 24-inch built-in dishwashers due to a fire hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the heating element in the dishwasher can fail to properly shut off and can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves Cove Appliance 24-inch built-in residential dishwashers model numbers DW2450 and DW2450WS. The recalled dishwashers have serial numbers 20000100 through 20044445. The model number, serial number and date code are printed on the product rating plate located inside the dishwasher. “Cove” is printed on the outside of the door and on the far right side of the control panel, located on the top of the unit’s door.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, unplug them from their power source, and contact Cove Appliance to schedule a free repair. Cove Appliance will install a second thermal protection device and replace the dishwasher’s heating element.
The firm has received five reports of burning smells, flames and smoking inside the dishwashers. No injuries have been reported.
The dishwashers were sold at home appliance stores nationwide from February 2018 through May 2021 for between $2,400 and $2,500.