Since 1974, American citizens have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by federal law. Congress prescribes a system whereby if a manufacturer designed a dangerous product, they MUST recall all those items and FIX THEM FOR FREE!
The problem in the law is that most often it is up to the consumer to find out whether appliances are potential fire or safety hazards!
There is a database designed and managed by the government, but you would have to search through 195 MILLION recalled items to find out if a dishwasher or air conditioner is a hazard to your family.
You can now check your own appliances by following SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RECALLCHEK and entering the model and serial number for each of your appliances. A report will be sent to your email address notifying you of any potential recalls on those items, and giving your clear steps, including contacts, to have the item corrected or even replaced for FREE!