Safety Alert Number 0901222


Bosch® and Siemens® Model Dishwashers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Corporation Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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® and Siemens® 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® and Siemens® 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
SHE46C, SHE56C
SHU33
SHU42
SHU432
SHU43C, SHU53A

FD8503 – FD8507
FD8501 – FD8505
FD7905 – FD8505
FD8407 – FD8505
FD8004 – FD8211
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