Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bosch(r) and Siemens(r) Model Dishwashers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Corporation Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bosch(r) and Siemens(r) Model Dishwashers

Units: About 476,500

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves certain Bosch(r) and Siemens(r) dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher's front control panel. Model and serials numbers are located inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.

Brand / Model Numbers Must Begin With / Serial Numbers Must Begin With
Bosch / SHE43C, SHE44C / FD8503 - FD8507
Bosch / SHE46C, SHE56C / FD8501 - FD8505
Bosch / SHU33 / FD7905 - FD8505
Bosch / SHU42 / FD8407 - FD8505
Bosch / SHU432 / FD8004 - FD8211
Bosch / SHU43C, SHU53A / FD8205 - FD8507
Siemens / SL34A / FD8308 - FD8505

Sold at: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the BSH Home Appliances at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brand's Web site at www.boschappliances.com or www.siemens-home.com .

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