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BSH Home Appliances announces dishwasher recall due to fire hazard

Recall dishwashers 375x174 BSH Home Appliances announces dishwasher recall due to fire hazardAlmost 150,000 variously branded dishwashers are now under recall by BSH Home Appliances. The recalled dishwashers come with a faulty power cord, which may overheat during use and pose a fire hazard.

Manufactured from January 2008 through December 2013, the dishwasher recall includes the following four brands: Bosch, Kenmore Elite, Thermador and Gaggenau. To find the dishwasher’s model and serial numbers, check the dishwasher’s inner door panels. The chart below distinguishes which appliances are included in the dishwasher recall:

Brand Model # beginning with Serial # range
Bosch SGE63E, SGV63E, SHE68E, SHE7ER, SHE8ER,  SHE9ER, SHE9PT,  SHV58E, SHV68E, SHV7ER, SHV9ER, SHV9PT, SHX58E,  SHX5ER, SHX68E, SHX7ER, SHX8ER, SHX9ER, SHX9PT,  SPE5ES,  SPV5ES, SPX5ES FD 8801 – FD 9312
Gaggenau DF2417,  DF2607, DF2617 FD 8904 – FD 9312
Thermador DWHD64,  DWHD65 FD 8908  –  FD 9312
Model # beginning with Serial # beginning with
Kenmore Elite 630.13003,  630.13023, 630.13993, 630.14003 010 or 013

Before the dishwasher recall was announced, BSH Home Appliances received information about 10 incidents involving the power cord overheating, as well as five reports of fires causing property damage. No injuries or deaths have been linked to the dishwasher recall. The recalled dishwashers were manufactured in Germany.

Between January 2009 and May 2014, the recalled dishwashers were sold for between $850 and $2,600 at appliance and specialty retailers, department stores, authorized builder distributors and home improvement stores nationwide. The dishwashers were also available online.

BSH Home Appliances and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ask that all recalled dishwashers not be used until the consumer has called BSH Home Appliances and organized a free inspection and repair.

For more information on the dishwasher recall, contact BSH Home Appliances Repair Hotline toll-free at 888-965-5813 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Sunday or the recalled dishwasher’s brand’s website.

Source: CSPC