HOLY SMOKING DISHWASHER BATMAN!!!!
It seems like every day some household appliance is recalled. Usually it is for minor issues, but sometimes it is for serious fire hazards.
If you are concerned about whether you have any such appliances in your home, I recommend that you use the Search Form available on the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) website. Just type in the model number and/or serial number and check.
You can also sign up for email announcements about CPSC recalls. The service is free and you will know these issues before they become front page news. As a Seattle Home Inspector, it is very difficult to keep up with all of the recalls, both past and present, and it is typically beyond the scope of a Standard Home Inspection and most Standards of Practice to identify them.
It is important for all consumers to be pro-active regarding recalls and use the available CPSC information to check for themselves. So use the Search Form and figure out if that dishwasher, wall heater, furnace or dryer is a “fire” waiting to happen.
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