Scripps Dishwasher Fire Investigation
Scripps television stations across the nation joined together to take an unprecedented look at dishwasher fires. Our investigative teams in 13 cities from coast-to-coast looked at this serious problem that's on the rise. Tune in to the broadcast to see what we uncovered and browse our website to discover even more.
Take a tour of our interactive video-map to hear consumer stories of dishwashers catching fire all across the country. Search our databases for customer complaints and CPSC investigations. Explore our charts, graphs polls and our resource center to make sure you're informed. We hope that this section will spark the public debate to bring about change.
"GE takes pride in the quality and safety of its dishwashers. Product safety is a fundamental commitment at GE." Read full statement inside story.
"Whirlpool Corporation builds its dishwashers with, among many other state-of-the-art safety features, components that turn off power to the electronic control board in the extremely unlikely event that the control board begins to overheat." Read full statement inside story.
“We care deeply about the safety of families impacted by dishwasher fire incidents and we have conducted numerous investigations into incidents reported to CPSC in recent years." Read full statement inside story.