BSH Home Appliances Expands Recall of Dishwashers That Could Overheat and Catch Fire
A total of approximately 618,000 dishwashers are included in this recall
A fire risk has prompted BSH Home Appliances to expand its recall of Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, and Thermador brand dishwashers.
The dishwasher power cord can overheat and catch fire.
This recall affects around 408,000 Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, and Thermador brand dishwashers sold in the United States and 61,000 sold in Canada. Approximately 149,000 dishwashers were previously recalled in October 2015. The date range was expanded for previously recalled models.
The recalled dishwashers were sold in stainless steel, black, white, and custom panel. The model and serial numbers are printed inside the dishwasher either on the top of the dishwasher inner door panel or on the side of the dishwasher panel.
Where were they sold?
The dishwashers were sold at appliance and specialty retailers, department stores, authorized builder distributors, and home improvement stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through May 2015 for between $850 and $2,600 each.
To date, BSH Home Appliances says that it has received five reports of the dishwasher power cords overheating and causing fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact BSH Home Appliances to arrange a free inspection and repair.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact BSH Home Appliances at (888) 965-5813.