OSAKA - Sanyo Electric Co. of the Panasonic Corp. group said Tuesday it will recall 46,646 dishwashers made between December 2000 and November 2001 due to concerns they could catch on fire.
Sanyo is offering to buy them for 30,000 yen per unit after fire-related accidents were reported in five prefectures in Japan. The accidents, in which no injuries were reported, have been attributed to faulty connections between wires and heaters.
Models subject to the recall are the DW-S2000, DW-S2100 and DW-SJ2000 sold under the Sanyo brand, the (4)115-1045 under the Osaka Gas Co. brand and the SN-D503 under the Tokyo Gas Co. brand.
Dishwashers for the recall may be identified with product serial numbers. The toll-free telephone number for inquiries is 0120-34-3581.