: KitchenAid, makers of dishwashers and other home appliances, now has a big social media mess to clean up.

During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Barack Obama credited his tenacious grandmother who helped raise him and passed away three days before he was elected president.

Moments later, @KitchenAidUSA, the company's official Twitter account, sent this:

"Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president'."

The insensitive tweet not only went to the company's 25,000 followers, but also included a hashtag to make it a part of NBC News' social debate conversation.

They have since apologized, but it DOESN'T SEEM LIKE that's enough.

Here are a few contact people over at Kitchenaid's parent company Whirlpool:

Joe Lovechio
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Whirlpool Corporation

Phone: (269) 923-2641
Fax: (269) 923-3525

Monica Teague
Senior Manager, Brand PR$0 Benton Harbor, MI
phone: 269-923-7405
e-mail: monica.teague@whirlpool.com

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