Washington -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Maytag dishwashers due to a fire hazard.
About 1.7 million dishwashers are involved in the recall, the commission said Thursday.
The company has received 12 reports of dishwashers with heating elements that failed, resulting in fires, one causing extensive damage to a kitchen. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, and Performa dishwashers sold as Maytag or Crosley brands from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.
Consumers were advised to disconnect the recalled dishwashers from power sources or switch off the circuit breaker controlling it.