There has been a safety recall notice issued for a large number of dishwashers that were sold between February 2006 and April 2010.  An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.

The recall  includes the following brand names: Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers.

Consumers can contact Maytag Corporation toll-free anytime at 1-800-544-5513 or visit the recall Web site at to determine if their dishwasher is included in the recall.

If the dishwasher is affected, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwasher, disconnect the electric supply and either schedule a free in-home repair or elect to receive a rebate following the purchase of a select new Maytag dishwasher.