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.
An Overland Park couple said an early-morning dishwasher fire caused nearly $100,000 in damage to their house in November 2011. What risk could your dishwasher pose?
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