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Safety Alert

Bosch Solar Services Recalls Solar Panels 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Roof-mounted Bosch solar panels

Hazard: The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Bosch toll-free at 855-866-8470 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email boschsolar@us.bosch or online at www.bosch-solarenergy.com and click on "Recall Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information and to register for free replacement.

Units: About 28,000

Description: This recall involves Roof-Mounted Bosch Photovoltaic Solar Modules with model number c-Si M 60 NA30119. Bosch solar modules are photovoltaic solar panels used to generate electricity. Each module measures approximately 65 inches by 39 inches by 1.65 inches, and weighs just less than 42 pounds. The solar cells are housed in a glass-foil laminate framed by an anodized aluminum profile. The output power of the panel is 245 watt peak.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should contact their installer to determine if their solar panels are the model being recalled. If it is, customers should contact Bosch to arrange for free replacement.

Sold At: Commercial installers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2013 for about $300 per panel.

Distributor: Bosch Solar Energy Corporation, San Mateo, Calif.

Manufactured In: Korea