By Matthew Henry
MELBOURNE: The Australian distributor of the AEG Electrolux brand, Andi Co, has recalled 400 entry-level dishwashers affected by the same faulty component which caused Electrolux to recall 20,000 models early last week.
Andi Co today confirmed that the recalled AEG Electrolux models come from the same Italian dishwasher factory as the 20,000 Electrolux, Dishlex and Westinghouse models recalled last Monday.
“The problem component is the same, however, we are only talking about 400 dishwashers nationally,” Andi Co national technical manager, Peter Carlin, told Current.com.au today.
The recalled AEG Electrolux models are: FAVORIT40760, with PNC 911915612/01 and FAVORIT44080IM, with PNC 911925634/01, serial number range 71900000 and 72399999.
Carlin said Andi Co was advised by Electrolux that a wire connector within the appliance may, in extreme cases, overheat and cause a small self contained fire within the dishwashers’ control panel, resulting in product failure.
The company has received no reports of incidents or injuries associated with the faulty dishwashers.
“They were sold nationwide but predominately on the eastern seaboard,” said Carlin.
“Because of our agency system we have details of all our customers so there is no need for us to do public advertising. We have already done a mail out advising our customers and we have already received about a quarter of the responses.”
Andi Co will also be recalling stock held in retail inventory to be repaired and will take steps in the coming weeks to inform retailers of this process.
“We will be getting in touch with our retailers, that will be the next step. We know which stores have these models,” said Carlin.
The recall notice can be viewed here: http://www.recalls.gov.au/view_recall_detail.php?Recall_ID_Auto=15324.