Hotpoint is recalling hundreds of thousands of dishwashers after an electrical fault caused a number of the appliances to catch fire.
The company said there had been a total of 18 incidents involving the faulty dishwashers, which were sold under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands and manufactured predominantly between 2008 and 2010.
Customers who have registered their machines will receive a letter from the manufacturers explaining how to check if their dishwasher is one of those being recalled.
The company is urging customers to get in contact to arrange a visit by an engineer if the machine carries the model number FDW70, FDW75, FDW80 or FDW85A with a serial number between S/N 50401 and S/N 80531.
The new recall is separate from some 283,000 Hotpoint dishwashers previously recalled.
The company said: "As the leading white goods manufacturer, Indesit Company continually monitors the specification and performance of its products. As part of this ongoing process, we have identified that there is a low risk that a component fitted to a limited number of Hotpoint and Indesit dishwashers manufactured predominantly between January 2008 and July 2010 sold in the UK may cause overheating and in rare cases a potential fire hazard.
"We are currently in the process of directly contacting all the registered customers we have on our database as an owner of one of these appliances. Anyone who believes their machine is one of those affected can visit Hotpoint.co.uk or indesit.co.uk and click on the dishwasher safety notice for more information or they can contact our customer service centre on 0344 822 5201 where our trained team will check their model and arrange a visit if required."
In May, an investigation found thousands of dishwashers remained unaccounted for following a separate safety recall over fire hazard concerns.
More than 844,000 dishwashers were sold under two labels - Bosch Dishwasher FD 7901 to FD 8504 and Hotpoint Dishwasher with serial numbers beginning DWF3 and DC26 - with a fault that could cause fires.
The models were manufactured between 1999 and 2005 but may have been bought after this time.
Which? magazine launched an investigation after Government figures revealed that faulty appliances caused 6,000 household fires in 2010/2011.
The April 2012 report found that there had been a "disproportionate" number of fires caused by the dishwashers, even when the size of the Hotpoint company was taken into account.
Bosch has reported 410 incidents in homes caused by the fires, and Hotpoint has reported 38.
Both companies said that many of the machines were likely to have fallen out of use over the years because they were manufactured some time ago.