A class-action lawsuit claims that hundreds of homeowners have had dishwashers that spontaneously caught fire because of a defective design that the manufacturers have ignored for at least four years.
The lawsuit specifically accuses Whirlpool and Sears, Roebuck & Co. of designing and selling dishwashers that the companies knew were defective as early as 2008.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating, while the manufacturers have yet to issue a recall involving those dishwashers.
Channel 3 News has combed through the lawsuit to identify the models specifically mentioned. Here's the list by brand and model number:
- Model No. KUDS01DJSS0
- Model No. KUDP01
- Model No. KUDS01FLSS
- Model No. KUDP02CRBS2
- Model No. KUDP01LWH2
- Model No. 665.17584200
- Model No. 665.16279400
To file a complaint with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, you can either call (800) 638-2772 or visit SaferProducts.gov. Complaints for Whirlpool products can be made by calling the company at (800) 422-1230.