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Safety Alert: 30,000 Asko Dishwashers Recalled, Fire Hazard

Asko is recalling 30,000 dishwashers in the U.S. and Canada due to a fire hazard. According to the company, the power cords overheat and pse this risk.

Asko has received 53 reports of power cords overheating, but these came with no reports of injuries or damages to property.

The company warns that overheating can occur when the dishwasher is in operation, but not when it is turned off.

The recall involves 15 models sold between October 2016 and July 2019 in the U.S. and Canada and includes the following model/serial number combinations:

Model NumberSerial Number Range
D5426XLS49130164130001 through 49130171830050
D5526XLFI49130464130001 through 49130480530127
D5526XXLFI49130564130143 through 49130573530207
D5436XLS49223164130001 through 49223173531000
D5536XLFI49256564130001 through 49256572730426
D5536XXLFI49256664230001 through 49256695030114
D5536XXLFISOF49256764230001 through 49256772830024
D5636XLHS/TH49256864130001 through 49256872430334
D5636XLHS/PH49256964130001 through 49256971230025
D5636XXLHS/TH49257064130001 through 49257073430220
D5636XXLHS/PH49257164130106 through 49257184230232
D5636XXLSHI49261264130001 through 49261273438338
D5556XXLFI49263264230001 through 49263273930290
D5656XXLHS/TH49263364630001 through 49263372830060

Consumers with questions or concerns should contact ASKO North America by calling 888-651-9376, emailing at NAsupport@asko.com, or visiting their website at askona.com.

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