According to an article on CNN.com, more than 1 million GE and Hotpoint dishwashers are being recalled after a series of fires.
The dishwashers were sold from March 2006 to August 2009 for between $350 and $850. All models have front controls and a plastic tub.
A heating element failure led to fire and smoke damage beyond the unit in seven cases that were reported. Three of the fires caused extensive property damage, but no one was injured.
GE will provide a free repair to consumers with these units. Owners are advised to stop using them immediately and to turn off the fuse or circuit breaker to the machines until they are fixed.
To determine if you have a model of GE or Hotpoint dishwasher that has been recalled, contact GE at 866-918-8760 or visit www.geappliances.com/recall.