PhotoBosch Solar Energy Corporation of San Mateo, Calif., is recalling about 28,000 roof-mounted Bosch solar panels.

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

No incidents or injuries are reported.

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.

The panels, manufactured in Korea, were sold at commercial installers nationwide from October 2011, through May 2013, for about $300 per panel.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Bosch toll-free at 855-866-8470 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email boschsolar@us.bosch or online at http://www.bosch-solarenergy.de/en_us/bosch_se_serviceorganisation/home_7/homepage_2.html at the bottom of the page for more information and to register for free replacement.

 

 


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